• BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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    Featuring Silvers Got Strings, Tim Woodbridge, The Satellite Vines, Caramel Jack and Tagore Chayne. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • HAR MAR SUPERSTAR

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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    "I like to inspire confidence. I feel people are too self-aware and worried about their looks or their gut or whatever and I feel if I go onstage and go 'who gives a fuck?' it really inspires people and helps them throw those inhibitions out the door." 'Bye Bye 17' by Har Mar Superstar was written in New York City and recorded in Austin, TX. The ten songs, a departure from his previous work, are soulful glimpses into a world of hedonism and heartache, magically embedded in a 3rd generation VHS tape. Poised to break free from the claustrophobic confines of the underground club scene, and after many years of wild shows and after-hours adventures with strangers, Har Mar Superstar will soon be touring extensively to support his strongest record yet. Sean Tillmann named his flamboyant alter-ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, MN where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passers-by in the food court. "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person, it used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life... it was easier to get onstage as this other guy and be outrageous and have it be glorified. I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life so now we're one and the same." For this new LP, Tillmann was inspired by the excitement and the isolation of New York City, and crafted the songs for 'Bye Bye 17' there, occasionally collaborating with writers like Fab Moretti ('Prisoner'), Kelly Gately ('Rhythm Bruises'), and Ryan Olson ('We Don't Sleep'), before deciding to permanently relocate to the East Coast from Los Angeles. "Just walking around NY and seeing people constantly being together alone is, I think, a huge influence on the whole record. I was influenced by the city in general because I wrote most of the songs here before I even lived here. And I just didn't want to leave, that's why I moved. It's a very New York record." Tillmann co-produced the tracks with Jim Eno (Spoon) at his Austin studio with a full live band, before finishing work and remixing the album at Cult Records' New York studios. Focusing this time more on his voice, Tillmann says, "I was listening to a lot of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke at the time, and I've always been obsessed with those guys... 'Restless Leg', 'We Don't Sleep', 'Prisoner' and 'Rhythm Bruises' came out of people playing together. But the rest were just like me in a room, gettin' weird, by myself." Over 18's only. Support from M O T H X R.

  • RAE MORRIS

    The Green Door Store, 7pm, £9 adv

    Friday, September 12th, 2014

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    Following its first radio play last night on Zane Lowe’s show, Rae Morris has announced that her second single from her hugely anticipated forthcoming debut album will be “Cold” feat. Fryars and is for release on 7 July. Rae said of the single and collaboration with Fryars - 'Ben (Fryars) and I originally got together to write something as a bit of fun for something like Record Store Day or a Deluxe, extra track. We were at Ben's home studio listening to Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's classic duets. There's something so uncomplicated and refreshingly simple about the form of a duet and the way two musicians come together to tell a tale. Cold is a distant conversation between two feuding, fading lovers.' Having released two other tracks this year (‘Skin’ as a free download and ‘Do You Even Know?’) to a glowing response from press and fans alike, Rae’s debut album is definitely one of the most anticipated of the year. The album (produced by Ariel Rechtshaid) is set for release on 22 September. ‘Skin’, ‘Do You Even Know?’ and ‘Cold’ all showcase how truly stunning this record is set to be. Earlier this month, Rae played what can only be described as a sensational and mesmerising sold-out show at Wilton Music Hall, with the crowd hanging on her every move Rae seamlessly delivered one of her most breath-taking shows to date, proving that she is set to be one of this year’s biggest breakthrough acts. Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from Paul Thomas Saunders.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, September 12th, 2014

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    Featuring Hellwinners, Gloo, Illinoisia and Callista. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, September 5th, 2014

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    Featuring BLEED AGAIN, SHIP OF GOLD, SMOKIN' ACES, HELL PUPPETS and AIM LOW. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ROBERT ELLIS

    The Latest Music Bar, 7:30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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    Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity. All ages welcome. Support from Bella Spinks.

  • WYE OAK

    The Green Door Store, 7:30pm, CANCELLED

    Monday, September 1st, 2014

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    PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING WYE OAK TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE BAND. REFUNDS FROM POINT OF PURCHASE. A REAL SHAME!! Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes. Shriek is Wye Oak’s fourth full-length and the culmination of their intent to express the emotional and intuitive self by acting out animalistic exclamations through cathartic release. It is their most personal and confident declaration yet. Newly inspired by playing bass, Jenn took up songwriting in a setting where the guitar did not dictate harmonic boundaries or require a call-and-response relationship with her voice, a hallmark of previous Wye Oak records. With her phrasing freed, now it is often Andy who interacts with Jenn’s vocals, playing syncopated and meditative keyboard parts, and the duo’s collaborative arrangements provide a backdrop in which both the arcs of melodies and the new rhythmic elements flourish. To engineer, mix, and co-produce, they brought in Nicolas Vernhes of the Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, whose inventive and forward-thinking approaches to production complemented their new direction. The result is a record of indisputable humanity. Shriek is a complete narrative of disorientation, loss, renewal, and empowerment. Over 18's only. Support from Troves.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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    Featuring Dog Like Status, Inking the Ocean, The RPMs and Will Rene. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • DIAZ

    The Green Door Store, 7:30pm, £4 adv

    Friday, August 29th, 2014

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    "Formed in early 2014, DIAZ are a four piece band from the South of England. Describing their music as a soundscape of harmonies, reverb and drive, and taking influences from the likes of ‘Kings Of Leon’ and ‘Pixies’, DIAZ have found their feet and emerged with not only an arena ready sound, but a live set to match. After posting the video to their debut single "Souvenirs" online, the band were quickly snapped up by 90's giants "Toploader" as headline support for their show in Worthing. The band have since gone on to play two successful headline shows at Zee Bar, Chichester and Sticky Mike's Frog Bar in Brighton. DIAZ used the show at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar as the official release of "Souvenirs". A limited run of physical copies were available on the night and these completely sold out, resulting in a serge of demand when the track was later released for download on June 2nd. The band now look to take on The Half Moon Festival in Putney, before heading back down to Brighton for a hometown headline show at Green Door Store on August 29th." Support from Marble Buffalo, Fitsroy and Animal House. Over 18's only.

  • AIRBOURNE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £20 adv

    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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    AIRBOURNE *SOLD OUT!*

    Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon. Airbourne manage to call upon the spiritual substance of Thin Lizzy, the gritty pub-crawling vibe of Motörhead, the grandiose histrionic theatricality of Judas Priest, the unifying audience domination of Iron Maiden and the sharp bite of their fellow Australians in the legendary AC/DC. They’ve stitched together these disparate components into a head-banging Frankenstein monster of their own creation, energizing the entire hard rock scene with their enthusiasm and relentless drive. Black Dog Barking, the band’s triumphant new album, is a furious declaration of all that it means to feel truly alive in service to the great spirit of rock n’ roll music. Airbourne’s third record is nothing less than the sum total of all that Airbourne has aspired to since the band formed in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia 10 years ago. Over 14's welcome. Support from SKAM.

  • STEPHEN MALKMUS

    The Old Market, 7.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Monday, August 25th, 2014

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    New album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbags is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one….watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out—we’ve all been there. We ARE there, at least I Am. And the “I” on a record is speaking for/as/to you, so if you’re wigging out, go no further, dear reader… (and then there is Dag Nasty, which I won’t bother justifying, just a first flourish of the unstoppable need to name drop). Produced by the band and Remko Schouten, the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame, and owner of IJland studio in east Amsterdam. I don’t know where to start… again. This record is inspired by Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas. Imagine Weezer / Chili Peppers. Slc, Alps, UVA in the late 80’s, NYRB, Aroma, Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend , Pavement, the Joggers, The NBA, home life in the 2013’s… We (Remko) found a studio over in the Ardennes with a “farmhouse vibe.” It was isolated, rural Belgium…near Luxembourg, the cradle of morbid Tax relief. It went very well cuz the band is quite good…We were (are?) pretty psyched with the result. I’ve spent the last couple of years in Berlin. Berlin, while very hip and in some ways the “centre” of Europe, is still isolated. At least if you are an American Dad. Pretty amazing place as you probably already know, and so easy to disappear into. Perhaps any “big” city has this quality—but a new one (too me), where they speak German (mostly)….well, you can almost cease to exist. Which, is of course, a liberating fantasy. But after two years there, we were starting to exist. It was like an average birth, without pain. O worked the lyrics / chords out on a computer on someone else’s table in someone else’s apartment. And this is what you get: Projected imaginings of rock and roll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle. And we feel compelled to share it with you. Over 14's welcome. Support from Mazes.

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 2

    Concorde 2, 3pm, £35 weekend ticket

    Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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    AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 2

    The Wedding Present play 'Mini'. With Art Brut, Emma Pollock, Cinerama and others. Over 14's welcome.

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 1

    Concorde 2, 3pm, £35 weekend ticket

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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    AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 1

    The Wedding Present play 'Watusi'. With The Membranes, Cinerama and others. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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    Featuring Subliminals, WolfLung, Flooding Rivers, Scott Free and Sam Tier. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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    Catfish And The Bottlemen are the hotly-tipped English kids hailing from Wales, who signed to Communion Records (Deap Valley, Michael Kiwanuka) in Spring of last year. Their deal followed a (characteristically) frenetic period which saw them play in excess of 150 gigs during 18 months to hone their live set, which invariably sees frontman Van McCann climbing the walls and playing guitar as though his life depended on it, whilst fans crowd surf and sing every word. An enviably super-charged start out of the blocks saw their debut single release for Communion, ‘Homesick’ emerge as Zane Lowe’s Next Hype pick on Radio 1, with Lowe’s support then developing to a Hottest Record in The World for summer’s follow up single ‘Rango’ (plus the #36 spot in Lowe’s Hottest Records of The Year), and an In New Music We Trust Playlist for their third release ‘Pacifier’ by the end of the year. 2013’s burgeoning sense of witnessing a new band fast on the rise resonated across Press, gathering pace in tandem with Catfish’s compulsive touring schedule and reputation for thrilling live performances. A sold out London headline show prompted the NME to cite Catfish as “like The Walkmen’s The Rat realised as a full band”, whilst a slot this year at the top of Club NME’s bill moved The Independent to note their ability to “look back to early 2000’s indie and embrace it- jolting it into a tight, passionate sound which is fast winning them fans”. Q Magazine assured readers that “anything but anonymity beckons” for Catfish, and elsewhere Press praise soon extended far beyond music titles, with Style tips for Catfish filtering in from the likes of Esquire and IDOL Magazine, with The Sun, Sunday Times Culture & Evening Standard laterally spearheading the support from national daily titles. Highly-contested slots on this January’s Radio 1 Future Festival bill (alongside the likes of Sampha, Royal Blood and Sam Smith) and the Reading/Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage (with Thumpers and JAWS) last summer have taken Catfish far from their unremarkable beginnings, though frontman Van McCann’s own story begins far removed from the small-town ennui which originally drove Catfish to leave their hometown of Llandudo, North Wales. As the only child of free-minded Liverpudlian parents, Van spent most of his early years travelling around Australia by car, in between fleeting visits back to the UK; “My parents are the people who would just pack up their things at the drop of a hat, plonk me in the back of the car and take me with them.” A test tube baby (his mother having been injured in a car crash when she was young) who struggles to easily recall his birthplace - “Where was I born? Cheshire? Cheshire.”- McCann’s itinerant background is aptly reflected in the widespread and fiercely loyal UK fanbase that Catfish and The Bottlemen have acquired through tireless touring. Over 14's welcome. Support from Beautiful Boy.

  • VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC

    The Hope, 8pm, £6 adv

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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    Vancouver Sleep Clinic as a name in itself conjures up imagery of long cold winters, of isolation and remoteness and the sometimes self-imposed reclusiveness in all of us as the days get shorter and we move into the bitter months ahead. The adopted moniker of 17 year-old Tim Bettinson perfectly hones in on this visuality and with new track ‘Collapse’ taken from his forthcoming debut EP, the influences of those dark corners inside ourselves interweave throughout his sound. As we draw closer into the winter here in the Western hemisphere, VSC feels like it was designed to be delivered just in time for the onslaught of the colder weather. Taking into consideration that Tim lives in Australia, he set about writing songs for VSC during his winter but what was in fact our Summer - timing can be everything. After months of assembling lyrics and instrumentation from various maths books, notes, whiteboards and bedroom walls, humbly working with scattered cheap microphones, an old laptop and an outdated keyboard - Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s debut EP was born, a combination of soaring falsetto vocals built upon progressive synthetic instrumentation to create an ambient base for a vessel of emotional connections to be made. Bearing messages of sorrow, humility and hope above all else - songs are written from the heart alone. Together, let’s create something beautiful. Over 18's only. Support from Young.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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    Featuring NIECE, MACHINE PEOPLE, HOUSE OF PARIS, YOUNG and OR SO SHE SAID. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • CURRENT SWELL

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Monday, August 11th, 2014

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    The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago, when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than ever. Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect. Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this roots rock Canadian quartet. The record shifts between upbeat folk (the title track, Long Time Ago) and singalong-ready roots rock (the first single, Too Cold) with a fluidity and ease that could only come from continual touring. The band originally wanted to call its fourth record People Not Places, as if to signify its new lyrical direction. “We used to write about traveling, because that’s all we did for a while,” says singer-guitarist Scott Stanton. “But on this record, we wrote mostly about people in our lives.” Friends, acquaintances — even strangers — have been an integral aspect of Current Swell’s personal and professional development. Decidedly grass-roots, the band has developed a strong online following over the years, dating back to the independent release and promotion of its previous recordings, So I Say (2005), Trust Us Now (2007), and Protect Your Own (2009). Over 18's only. Support from Sunset Sons and Staniford.

  • THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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    THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

    Days of Abandon, the long-awaited third record from New York’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart finds the band focusing on what’s always set them apart from their peers – songwriting. After two critically-acclaimed records (The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Spin) that demonstrated the group’s ability to shift musical registers from bedroom pop daydreams to Alternative Nation anthems, the band is poised to share a new vision of gilded pop idealism. Gliding along on bright, sleek guitars and light, skipping percussion. Abandon is big-hearted and tonic. From the crystalline confessional of “Art Smock” to the prom-in-heaven ready “Beautiful You,” this rich and ever-striving sound serves as the perfect backdrop to showcase the renewed emotional depth and candor of Kip Berman’s lyricism. Produced by Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Patrick Wolf, Cloud Boat) and mixed by Charlie Hugall (Swim Deep, Florence And the Machine). Abandon is a bright and refreshing about-face from the roar and clamor that defined the group’s last record, the Flood-and-Alan Moulder helmed Belong. “I didn’t want to make Belonger,” Berman says. “This album was a chance to push beyond that album’s universal style of songwriting to something that was far more personal, more in keeping with my original ideals. I wanted the music to be joyful and full of light, even if the subjects were often dark. Where their debut stuck to a monochrome playbook of indiepop classics and their follow up was a wide-eyed paean to the 90s titans of American rock, Abandon is the Pains at their most sonically and emotionally complete. “Eurydice” hurtles forward like something out of the early House of Love catalog, guitar arpeggios glinting like dew on morning grass. The song sounds as triumphant as it is tragic, detailing an unresolvable loss. “Massokissed” strolls with the ease and assurance of vintage Aztec Camera, though its twisted desire and mordant wit (“a constant aversion to forgo perversion / beat up covertly in places they can’t see”) tempers any sense thatthis love is not wrong. “Kelly” is one dizzy pirouette, matching both the grace and sugary melodies of prime Saint Etienne with hopes for a love that likes “filthy films and swill” and rejects “quotes as jokes and coke.” Like “Life After Life,” it’s sung by Jen Goma from A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and her bright, lively voice proves the perfect conduit for Berman’s pop savvy. The record’s title — a nod toward Elena Ferrante’s celebrated 2002 novel – hints at both the freedom and the fear that comes with solitude. While The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has always been centered on Berman’s songwriting, the amicable departure of three bandmates since the release of Belong allowed for new opportunities for growth and collaborations. The soaring vocals of Jen Goma are featured prominently throughout and help deliver on the pop promise the band has long aspired to. Likewise, multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt’s (Beirut, David Byrne) horn arrangements on “Kelly,” “Simple and Sure,” “Life After Life” and “The Asp at My Chest” bring a newfound sophistication. No longer content to simply be “loud” or “soft,” Abandon is a record that revels in nuance and grace, “I wanted the album to be powerful without being loud. Simply stepping on a fuzz pedal every 14 seconds felt like a crutch, though a pretty cool sounding crutch. I didn’t want to hide these songs behind walls of distortion or elaborate studio wizardry.” The result is a record that is as confident as it is cathartic. “Music always says the things we can’t say in conversation. So it feels hopeless to say why these songs feel more honest and vivid to me. But for the first time in a while, I feel the same sense of possibility I felt when I started the band.” Over 18's only. Support from Ablebody and Pete Fij & Terry Bickers.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, August 8th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Dull Knife, Wash, Marinus and Blue Stragglers. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • KEVIN DEVINE

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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    Brooklyn based artist Kevin Devine has announced a new run of dates for 2014 following the success of the dual release of his two albums Bubblegum and Bulldozer via Big Scary Monsters last year. The tour starts with a show at Oxford’s Truck Festival, followed by 10 headline shows across the whole of the UK. Following one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, Kevin recorded and released two distinctly different, yet equally lauded albums. Bubblegum was recorded with the Goddamn Band and is power-pop/rock record full of massive, fuzzy hooks. The albums raw edge was brought to life by producer Jesse Lacey, of the band Brand New. Bulldozer is a more folk-pop led album, produced by long time collaborator and Elliott Smith/Guided By Voices producer Rob Schnapf and features guest vocals from Isobel Campbell. Over 18's only. Support from Tellison and Emanuel Ayvas.

  • MACHINE HEAD *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £25 adv

    Monday, August 4th, 2014

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    Support from Hostile. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Fresh Like Dexie, Fools Empire, Tuval & FROST. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ANDREW W.K. *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt, 7pm, £15 adv

    Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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    ANDREW W.K. *SOLD OUT!*

    “Andrew W.K. has announced a run of very special UK and European solo tour dates for July, 2014. The dates will be the first time Andrew will invite audiences in this part of the world to party with him up-close-and-personal in rare and intimate high-energy club settings. With his high-powered keyboard, pounding drum machine, and mega microphone, Andrew will play songs from all his albums in his traditional full-blast rock ‘n’ roll style. It's your chance to sing-along and rage with The Party God himself, in a no-holds-barred setting designed for maximum fun. Commenting on the upcoming shows, Andrew says, "I'm truly excited and terrified of what will happen at these shows. I've selected very hot and tight venues we might not normally play, because this tour is designed for maximum chaos, so we can all be in close proximity to the party abyss!” Over 14's welcome. Support from Theo Verney.

  • HIGH TYDE

    Komedia, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, July 18th, 2014

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    PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS MOVED FROM BERMUDA TRIANGLE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID. "Brighton based band High Tyde arrive with an infectious sound filled with uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate Indie-Tropica four-piece have been named as one of THE bands to watch by BBC Introducing and have recently sold out headline shows at Brighton The Haunt and Leeds Cockpit and are on set for a lot more this 2014". 'Band to watch!' - BBC Introducing. 'High Tyde are going from strength to strength' - Artrocker. 'Chirpy, infectious little numbers and we were pretty darned shocked to find out that the boys were at college!' - Unsigned Guide Spotlight Blog. 'This young band have a very bright future ahead of them' - Lippy Magazine. Over 14's welcome. Support from King No-One and EPISODES.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, July 18th, 2014

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    Featuring Hollowmoon, MIGHT, Bibliothek and The Downing Street Years. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £14.50 adv

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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    REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world. Over 14's only. Support from The Magnus Puto and The JellyCats.

  • SLOW CLUB

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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    SLOW CLUB

    Slow Club is Sheffield boy-girl duo Charles Watson (guitar, vocals, piano) and Rebecca Taylor (drums, vocals, guitar). The band formed in 2005 when they were both still teenagers and spent the next two years touring relentlessly around the North of England. A support slot with US band Tilly And The Wall brought them to the attention of Moshi Moshi Records who released their debut album Yeah So in 2009. Initially categorized as “anti-folk” the album proved there was so much more to the band and their sound - sweet harmonious hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing. Slow Club are defined by their own distinct and powerful partnership - Charles with bruised vocal, rasping guitar and disarming lightness of touch; Rebecca with her dash of Northern Soul and sharp wit, playing stand up drums. In the autumn of 2010 the band returned to the studio to start work on their second album Paradise. Emerging with first single Two Cousins in July the following year the response from the media was, if anything, even more enthusiastic than for their debut. The NME simply described it as “a tour de force” and Q magazine said it was the “sound of a band starting to spread its wings”. To go with the bigger-sounding songs Charles and Rebecca added a bass player and drummer to their live set-up and once again hit the road, evolving over a year of touring into one of the most exciting bands playing live at the moment. Now in 2014 we find Charles and Rebecca emerging from the studio again with what promises to be their career-defining album – Complete Surrender. Recorded with producer Colin Elliot, who previously helped create an equally widescreen sound on albums by Richard Hawley, Complete Surrender touches on everything from Motown and the output of Memphis' Stax Records to the immaculately produced pop of the 1970s, via Frankie Valli and David Bowie. The songs are certainly bigger and the pair have grown from a charmingly ramshackle teenage duo bursting with potential into a fully-formed, self-confident and impressively talented band. Where they take us next is anyone’s guess. Over 18's only. Support from Beautiful Boy and Ez Stone.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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    Featuring Sonny, The Modes, Red Emperor, Blinder & The Ingrates. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ROAM

    Audio, 7pm, £6 adv

    Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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    PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS MOVED FROM BERMUDA TRIANGLE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID. Eastbourne based pop punk clan ROAM have just announced their debut UK headline tour for July 2014, with support for all dates from Birmingham based Light You Up, and long time fellow south coast pals As It Is. The tour rounds off a whirlwind eight months for the band, which has seem them grow to a new level following 2013's 'Head Down' EP (now in its second vinyl pressing); enabling them to support bands such as Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Tonight Alive, Man Overboard, The Wonder Years, Real Friends, State Champs, New Politics + many more across the UK and Europe. The tour looks set to be the last measure of fresh air for the 20 year old lads for quite some time as August is chalked off to hole away and record new material for the as-yet-untitled forthcoming EP with Seb Barlow (Neck Deep) and Drew Lawson (Bring Me The Horizon, Me Vs Hero, While She Sleeps). The EP is pencilled for a late 2014 release. Opening support from Six Time Champion. Over 14's welcome.

  • WHITE ROOM

    The Latest Music Bar, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

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    White Room is an alternative rock 5 piece from Brighton UK, who have been together as a band since 2012 (they were previously known as The Basis). In that time, they have been playing the Brighton gig circuit and have gained recognition for their strong live performances. They have also had support slots for Miles Kane and will be supporting Paul Weller at his Warwick Castle gig on July 11th. Recently they have been recording with Paul Weller and Charles Rees at Black Barn studios, and will be shortly releasing a single called "Already Home", mixed by Jan”Stan”Kybert. "White Room are definitely one to watch, and in lead singer Jake they have got a great young vocalist." Paul Weller. Support from Golding. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE DANDY WARHOLS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, July 7th, 2014

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    We are delighted to announce the American psych-rock band that have released a string of great albums over the past 20 years will play Concorde 2! Support from Dark Horses. Over 14's welcome.

  • SOULFLY

    The Haunt, 7pm, £16 adv

    Saturday, July 5th, 2014

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    Max Cavalera is the walking embodiment of creative energy, of all of the diverse layers of urgency that are possible from that select few whose artistic output defines genres. Mystic shaman, protest singer, revolutionary hero, everyday metalhead, furious consumer of heavy music of all shades, husband, father, leader, songwriter… Cavalera reigns as the adoptive tribal chief of a generation of fans, stretching from the roughest slums of South America to the coldest confines of Russia. Anywhere that people are disenfranchised, the songs of SOULFLY serve as their anthems. Armed with Cavalera’s four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of SOULFLY has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in metal. »Savages« represents a career-defining moment, solidifying the lineup with longtime lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in SOULFLY almost as long as Max was in SEPULTURA), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max’s 21 year-old Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in LODY KONG and now SOULFLY. Support from Lody Kong and Jonestown. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, July 4th, 2014

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    Featuring Derelict Dream, Milk White Throat, Ashes and Blindsight. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • GALLOWS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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    Support from Crooks and Drones. Over 18's only.

  • SHRINE

    Bleach, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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    A cross between aggressive hardcore, the grandeur of post rock and the atypical characteristics of math rock.BBC RADIO 1 Zane Lowe "Exceptional - Just exceptional" BBC RADIO 1, Daniel P Carter "So good." METAL HAMMER "Three tracks of spasmodic, elastic and intricate prog, from Brighton, that peak with sky-reaching screams and plunge on the minor chord. Primus meets The Ocean in a short, sharp shock of a record." THRASH HITS "a proggy, math riff-oriented mix of rock and metal that knows how long to linger on the melodies and when to descend into darker, sludgier ways." Over 18's only. Support from Quiet Lions, Polymath and Porshyne.

  • THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £15 adv

    Monday, June 30th, 2014

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    THE NAKED AND FAMOUS bring their In Rolling Waves Tour back to the UK and Europe on the latest leg of the New Zealand band’s worldwide touring adventures. The group drew raves for their November UK and European tour and on the Australian Big Day Out. They are currently in the USA with Imagine Dragons on a 22-date arena tour. Touring their new album In Rolling Waves, The Naked And Famous have already played to sold out crowds of 5,000 over two nights in New York and packed out venues across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. NME said of their November London show at a sold-out Shepherd Bush Empire: 'New songs 'I Kill Giants', 'Hearts Like Ours' and 'Grow Old' - brilliantly echo the brooding drama of Depeche Mode and, as unlikely as it might sound, the industrial bombast of Nine Inch Nails.' Powered by those early singles Hearts Like Ours and I Kill Giants, In Rolling Waves is proving a worthy follow-up to break-out album Passive Me Aggressive You which featured the two million-selling hit single Young Blood. The five-piece now call Los Angeles home and are a popular festival act around the world, performing at Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and Lollapalooza and next month’s Coachella festival. Don’t miss these ascending sonic instrumentalists as they continue to shape the global landscape of modern music with their unique sound that the Guardian UK’s critic recently dubbed “audaciously epic pop-rock noir”. Over 14's welcome. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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    Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, the Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, CA, in 1990. Some 40 different members passed through the group's ranks over the next half-decade, but their focal point always remained singer/guitarist Anton Newcombe, along with other musicians recorded the Massacre's 1995 shoegazer-influenced debut LP, Methodrone. Now in 2014 , The Brian Jonestown Massacre release ‘Revelation’ to be released on the 5th May will be supported by dates in Austin TX headlining The Austin Psych Fest and additional dates on the west coast. An extensive tour of mainland Europe to include the bands first ever dates in Warsaw, Prague and Athens is also to support their 14th full length album ‘Revelation’ which will be released on 5th May worldwide. This album has original and long time member Ricky Maymi along with other musicians recording with Anton on this new album. Over 14's welcome. Support from The Vacant Lots.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, June 27th, 2014

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    Featuring Jetglo, We Are Lions, The Rocking Horse Club and Matthew the Oxx. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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    Featuring Clay Cats, Dirt Royal, Fallow Deer and Neon Beach. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, June 20th, 2014

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    Featuring Jonestown, Tomorrow Is Ours, The Bowery and First & Foremost. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • GEORGE EZRA *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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    George Ezra today announces a major UK tour for June 2014, starting with two shows in Bristol on 4 & 5 June and culminating in his biggest headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom on 18 June. Tickets are available for pre-sale via georgeezra.com now. Ezra is on the final leg of his first major headline UK tour, of which all 22 UK shows are sold out. Ezra will release his stunning second set, the Cassy O’ EP, digitally on 16 March via Columbia Records with a 2x7-inch for Record Store Day. The EP is led by its magnificent title track, the video for which is online now. Ezra’s breakthrough debut, the Did You Hear The Rain? EP was released late last year. Led by its title track and radio favourite Budapest, it peaked at #6 on the iTunes Album Chart and propelled its author into the top five of the BBC Sound of 2014, as well as onto Ones to Watch lists from the likes of Vevo, Xfm, iTunes & MTV. Over 14's welcome. Support from Dancing Years and Port Isla.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, June 13th, 2014

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    Featuring Mind Of A Lion, The Rapports, Arx and Sam Jordan. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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    Featuring Wild Rivers, Little Fears, Aelius and Husband Material. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, June 6th, 2014

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    Featuring Devil in Detail, Dog Like Status, Mandal and Point Detractor. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • NICK OLIVERI *SOLD OUT!*

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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    We're excited to be bringing Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age legend Nick Oliveri to The Prince Albert for a solo acoustic show. In 1987 Nick Oliveri along with Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell, Brant Bjork, and John Garcia played their first show under the name Katzenjammer. Oliveri was rhythm guitarist with the group for a couple of gigs before forming his own outfit, which became 'Kyuss' - a now iconic stoner rock band whom he made two albums with before departing to pursue other projects. One of these projects was another acclaimed outfit, Mondo Genorator, a band he's still an active member of today. With Mondo Generator Oliveri played shows with Queens Of The Stone Age and was invited to join them. He then played in the hugely successful group during the tour of their self-titled debut album and recorded 'Rated R' with QOTSA too. He's such a big name in the rock world that to list his achievements in a bio would take too long a time. His new album 'Leave Me Alone', due later in the year, is set to be one of his best yet. Over 18's only. Support from Yeti Love.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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    Featuring Diaz, Morning Smoke, Animal House and Anderson James Bell. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Dorey The Wise, Something Red, Oktoba and Calum Taylor. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THUMPERS

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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    2013 saw THUMPERS release their first three magnificent singles, tour with Everything Everything, CHVRCHES and sign to Sub Pop in North America for their debut album. Additionally, they played over 15 festivals including Reading & Leeds, performed live sessions for Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and 6Music’s Lauren Laverne as well as being playlisted on Radio 1’s Introducing. This year looks to be no less exciting, already tipped by the likes of VEVO, Transmitter, The Line of Best Fit, Independent on Sunday, Fake DIY and Amazing Radio, the duo now confirm their next single ‘Galore’ will be released on 24th February through True Say Recordings. Over 18's only. Support from Cut Ribbons and Kind Sirs.

  • DEAN WAREHAM

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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    On March 10 Dean Wareham releases his first ever solo album via Double Feature and Sonic Cathedral. Titled Dean Wareham, it features 9 songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), recorded at James’ house in Louisville, Kentucky. James also contributes keyboards, electric guitars and backing vocals. Over 18's only. Support from Ez Stone.

  • BEAUTIFUL BOY

    The Hope, 8pm, £4 on the door

    Monday, May 19th, 2014

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    Beautiful Boy began life in January 2013 when singer and guitarist Dane Etteridge first played songs he’d written the previous summer to longtime friends Simon Goldring (drums), Joseph Heaselgrave (guitar), Tom Beck (keys) and Greg Bishop (bass). Soon after this meeting, the five-piece began rehearsing in earnest in their hometown of Brighton, reshaping the raw demos into an engaging and powerful live set.. ! Following a fruitful recording session in the summer, Beautiful Boy made their on-line debut in August with Home, a track which received glowing praise from the likes of Amazing Radio, XYZ Magazine and Killing Moon. Support slots with The Jezabels, The View, Luke Sital-Singh, Matthew And The Atlas, Treetop Flyers and Goldheart Assembly quickly followed and cemented the quintet's rise to recognition. ! Raygun Records are proud to announce that Beautiful Boy's debut double A-sided single ‘Home/Love Me More' will be released through the label on the 19th May on a limited run of 300 7”vinyl. The single shows off the exceptional breadth of the bands’ sound - from the heartfelt plea for redemption that is Home, to the pounding, ironic pop of Love Me More - the latter song bringing to mind Supergrass in their prime. Over 18's only. Support from Glass City Vice and Glossy Coat.

  • BENJAMIN BOOKER

    The Green Door Store, 7:30pm, £5 adv

    Sunday, May 18th, 2014

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    Rough Trade Records’ new signing Benjamin Booker is set to play his first ever UK shows this May. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Benjamin Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter plays as a two-piece with drummer Max Norton, both of whom are based in New Orleans. Booker’s debut album will be out later this year on Rough Trade (ATO in the USA). Over 18's only. Support from TIGERCUB.

  • CHARLIE SIMPSON

    Concorde 2, 6:30pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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    Having fronted two highly successful bands over the past 10 years, Charlie Simpson always knew in the back of his mind that a moment would come when it was time to go it alone. The 26 year old music industry veteran began recording his debut solo album ‘Young Pilgrim’ with Danton Supple (Coldplay) in the summer of 2010, after his band Fightstar decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. “I couldn’t write another Fightstar record... we’d burned ourselves out.” reveals Charlie of the time. Brought up on the sounds of Jackson Brown and Crosby, Still and Nash, Charlie’s solo work began to take shape with delicate instrumentation and soaring vocal harmonies that oozed a vintage warmth. The lead single from the album ʻDown Down Downʼ was rapturously received by Charlieʼs fans, including Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton who made it her Record Of The Week. The song was also B listed at Radio 1 and has received just over 600,000 views on YouTube, all helping to propel Charlie’s debut solo album to No.6 in the Official UK Album Chart. Charlieʼs October 2011 tour perfectly showcased his strength as a musician, songwriter and performer. It also proved to be the best possible arena to follow the success of the album and single releases. The tour was a huge achievement which saw Charlie selling out a string of UK dates, including the 600 capacity Concorde 2. Following on from this success, Charlie is currently in the studio with legendary producer Steve Osborne putting the finishing touches to his eagerly anticipated second album. Over 14's welcome. Support from Union Sound Set, Big Sixes and Rob Lynch.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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    Featuring Andy & The Echoes, Imbium, Sonny and Madeira Drive. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE WONDER YEARS

    The Haunt, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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    Having blazed a triumphant trail in 2013 with latest album ‘The Greatest Generation’ and lauded festival performances at the likes of Slam Dunk and Vans Warped Tour Europe, The Wonder Years are all set to continue their worldwide touring onslaught in 2014. The band will be headlining across Europe in May with support from A Loss For Words and State Champs, as well as playing Groezrock in Belgium and Loudfest in Switzerland. Boston's A Loss For Words will be joining them in support of their new record ‘Before It Caves’ which is out via Velocity/Rise Records. State Champs make their first trip to Europe/UK in support of their recent release via Pure Noise Records entitled ‘The Finer Things’. Over 14's welcome.

  • PURE LOVE

    The Haunt, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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    PELASE NOTE VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND. OVER 14'S NOW WELCOME. “Pure Love has always been a search for the purest, most spiritually infinite rock and roll fun. We both feel incredibly blessed that we had so many incredible shows and were able to share our music with people that felt as passionately about it as we do. Please join us for a final tour in May to celebrate the passing of the greatest rock band that never was. There are no rules. Bring someone or something to party with, come with your best friends or your worst enemies. Build bridges, burn down walls, but please....... just have fun. Rock and roll nirvana here we come. We can't wait to see you. Pure Love forever.” Support from PUP.

  • BEAR'S DEN *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Monday, May 12th, 2014

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    Bear's Den are London trio Andrew Davie, Joey Haynes, and Kevin Jones. Their music, exemplified in their debut EP 'Agape' and their follow up EP Without/Within, sits between folk and alternative, and takes influence from the likes of The National, Sufjan Stevens, and Damien Jurado. Having toured relentlessly, Bear's Den have built up a loyal fan base at home and overseas. Their highlights include a US tour with Ben Howard, The Staves and Nathaniel Rateliff, European dates with Daughter, and UK appearances with Matt Corby, Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons, including their headline performance at the esteemed O2 Arena. Following a busy 2013 with a packed schedule of summer festivals, back-to-back US tours with both Mumford & Sons and Daughter, plus a UK, Europe and a North American tour already in place for this year, it seems 2014 is set to be a great year for the guys. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • ROBERT FRANCIS

    The Hope, 8pm, £12 adv

    Monday, May 12th, 2014

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    Robert Francis' fourth studio album Heaven is a feverish hydroplane through the emotional tumult of youth. Through it all, he is calmer than he's ever been; self-possessed in the face of uncertainty. Francis dances through genres on Heaven, but never escapes his distinct vision of self. His hallmark voice is urgent and bewitching, melding a great spectrum of music and emotion into something distinctly personal and immediate. Over 18's only. Support from The Melodic and Ez Stone.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: SATURDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, SOLD OUT!

    Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: FRIDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, SOLD OUT!

    Friday, May 9th, 2014

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    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: THURSDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, SOLD OUT!

    Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: THURSDAY

    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • NICK LOWE *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £30 adv

    Monday, May 5th, 2014

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    NICK LOWE *SOLD OUT!*

    Somewhere in London a musician carries the keys to the musical kingdom. In his Technicolor sonic scope are all kinds of sounds, from rock to country to soul to pop. Nothing is off limits, as long as it has a groove and goodness based in reality. The musician has been performing for 40 years, but is as fresh today as the first time he stepped on stage. There are no tricks or short cuts here. Far from it. His songs are as solid as the earth, yet carry no lingering hype or heaviness. The musician is Nick Lowe, the headmaster of British rock and he has just announced a solo tour for the Spring of 2014, including concert in Brighton at Komedia on 5th May. Support from John Doe. Over 14's welcome.

  • BITTER RUIN

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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    BITTER RUIN

    It’s only natural that a record called Waves should reflect the movement of the sea. With that in mind, it’s a reflection on the greatness of Bitter Ruin’s debut that it manages to capture the sea’s myriad moodswings. It’s an album that moves from smooth water to frenetic swell past dizzying eddys and elemental shifts. From the cyclical ebb and flow of tracks like Diggers and forthcoming single Love Gone Left to full-on psycho-squall tracks like Leather for Hell and Stampede, the album displays an oceanic calmness that bursts into cyclonic chaos before heading back again. The result is a debut record that’s simultaneously dazzling and disorientating. Bitter Ruin are Brighton based duo Georgia Train and Ben Richards. Influenced by artists such as Edith Piaf & Bjork (Georgia) and Jeff Buckley and Queen (Ben), Waves was recorded in the band’s own south coast studio the Ruined Rooms. Recording sessions were funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that ended up raising the band’s ambitious target of £20,000 in just twelve hours. That process allowed Georgia and Ben to make an audacious debut that’s completely uncompromised by external forces; one that’s already been embraced by their legion of online supporters. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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    Featuring Aqualassie & The Sky Pumas, Nature Channel, Oh Captain and 90 Miles South. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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    Featuring Arc, The Dubarry's, bentcousin and Jackal Club. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • CLUTCH *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £16.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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    Forget whatever you thought about Clutch. Earth Rocker crumples up the bad categories that have miscast them for years — stoner rock, post-hardcore, metal, grunge — and leaves no question about what they are: a damn good rock and roll band. Earth Rocker is a solid, straight-up rock and roll album, exactly what the band had in mind for their tenth studio album, now that their Weathermaker Records label is fully up and running. “It might be the best Clutch album that has ever existed,” says guitarist Tim Sult. It's a concise, efficient album. That was the point, says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “We really tried to reign in the jam aspect of the band. We like to improvise a lot, but this album, we really wanted stuff mapped out. We wanted to go into the studio fully armed to make a really powerful record.” “I'm excited about its succinctness, and how balls-to-the-wall it is,” says frontman Neil Fallon. “The length of an LP is optimal for enjoying a body of new music, approximately 40-45 minutes. There's something to be said about Side A and Side B. It's more cinematic, and that was the approach.” Over 14’s welcome.

  • KRYSTLE WARREN

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, April 28th, 2014

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    A vast majority of people lack the luck of having been born in Kansas City, Missouri. I, Krystle Warren, am one of the select few who were. Krystle Warren & the Faculty began recording our first full length album, Circles, in 2005. Recorded at the infamous Electric Lady Studios, it was produced by Mr. Russell Elevado, the magic behind D’Angelo’s Voodoo.. Released through Paris based Because Music in 2009, the “title track” made it’s way to Later... With Jools Holland within the year. Through the snow of February 2011, the fellas and I reconvened in Brooklyn to begin work on our best effort to date, Love Songs. Featuring twenty-six musicians, twenty-four songs, all performed live over the course of thirteen days; it’s an open love letter to lovers of love. Produced by yours truly, with the support of a lovely woman by the name of Joelle, the first side, A Time You May Embrace, was released independently in 2012 through my own label, Parlour Door Music. The second installment, A Time To Refrain From From Embracing, will be available this autumn. Over 14's welcome. Support from Nick Williams.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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    Featuring Deadset, Sinister Hussy, Xplode The Myth & Rotait. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, April 25th, 2014

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    Featuring The Aim, Jamie Knox, The Doppler Shift and Chimeric State. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • TIGERCUB

    Bermuda Triangle, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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    Rising out of Brighton, the UK's musical petri-dish, and fronted by the dispossessed drawl and Goliath physique combo of Sunderland 7-footer Jamie Hall, Tigercub know how to stand out. Their sound, whilst drawing influence from the iconic music of Pixies, Nirvana and Sonic Youth, is infused with a heart-on-sleeve honesty which charms and disarms audiences. In 2013 the group notched up an impressive amount of live shows. Selling out their headline gigs and supporting the likes of Royal Blood (whom they have been sole support for on their sold-out UK tour this year), Deap Vally, Swim Deep and Dinosaur Pile-Up. The impossibly named Jamie (vocals/guitar), Jimi (bass) and James (drums) have now recorded their first single, with production from Tom Dalgety (Band of Skulls, Royal Blood, The Family Rain) and Dinosaur Pile-Up frontman Matt Bigland. The single, entitled 'Blue Blood', will be released by Raygun Records on limited blue 7” vinyl with individually screen-printed cover art designed by Brighton illustrator Billy Mather. Catch them at one of the shows below. Support from Bad For Lazarus and Dull Knife. Over 14's welcome.

  • BEN OTTEWELL (GOMEZ) *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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    As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world.” Since his first solo release, Shapes & Shadows (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the UK, US and Australia. Now with a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, Rattlebag, the singer is set to return to the road, performing his new music as well as a few Gomez favorites. Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell’s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along. “There’s a time and place for us / I will take you there,” he sings (“Shoreline”). Ben Ottewell proffers hope and promise accompanied by sublime acoustic and slide guitars, and that’s something we can all use. Over 14's welcome. Support from Astra.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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    Featuring Black Fire Rising, Niece, Jolta and Tusks. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • SUBURBAN LEGENDS

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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    Buddies since high school, third wave ska vets Suburban Legends are here with more of their distinct blend of fizzy ska and sugary pop, with accents of disco and funk. The Orange County-based group’s latest EP, Dreams Aren’t Real But These Songs Are (Rock Ridge Music), is a reverently played and imaginatively arranged collection of Disney classics. Suburban Legends’ story basically begins in the early 2000s at the Disneyland theme park. For years, the guys held a semi-regular gig performing covers and originals, winning patrons’ hearts with boundless musicality and an unflinchingly positive live show that boasts dazzling choreography. This era coincided with height of the Cali ska scene that launched the careers of No Doubt, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish. Suburban Legends distinguished themselves from the pack by favoring sleek pop grooves that playfully and ingeniously recalled late ’90s Top 40. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, April 18th, 2014

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    Featuring Neko, Jackdaws, Trevor's Head and Echoic. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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    Featuring Jacob March, Aniseed Treats, Jaguar Cub and Wolf Girl. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • NIGHTWORKERS

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, April 11th, 2014

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    Support from Kill Moon and Nitzam. Over 14's welcome.

  • RHODES

    The Hope, 8pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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    RHODES

    After his two sold out headline shows at The Waiting Room and The Servants Jazz Quarters, Rhodes heads out on his own headline tour this spring for 9 dates across the UK. With his career in the ascendency, Rhodes released his debut EP, ‘Raise Your Love’ in October to great reviews and has supported the likes of Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey and Rufus Wainwright in his short career to date. Keep your ears open for his second EP slated for release on Hometown Records in March. Over 18's only. Support from Ez Stone and Ellie Ford.

  • GANG OF YOUTHS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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    GANG OF YOUTHS

    Gang of Youths were born out of necessity and escapism in 2012. Through chance meetings at various Jesus camps and many improbable circumstances in the past ten years, the five piece came together in a garage in Sydney’s inner city and motivated primarily by a set of ongoing tragic circumstances in the life of one of the members. Burgeoning in Sydney’s local scene and developing a powerful live show that in it’s own right begun attracting the attention of industry and fans alike, Gang Of Youths released its first demo ‘Riverlands’ early 2013. ‘Riverlands’ is a haunting, emotional ballad and recorded straight into a handheld dictaphone, described as “so charmingly depressing that the National are jealous they didn’t write it first” (Brightest Young Things). This, their first demo was quickly added to high rotation on FBI Radio, Sydney’s tastemaker radio station, and demonstrated that Gang of Youths possess a song writing prowess well beyond their years. A few more demo’s later including the impressive ‘Knuckles White Dry’, the band were picked up by triple j’s Zan Rowe and the team and audience begins to fall in line, and in love and to follow the visceral, emotive and ultimately hopeful sound that makes up the sound of Gang of Youths. Over 18's only. Support from Glass City Vice & Wild Cat Strike.

  • BANKS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 6.30pm, £11 adv

    Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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    BANKS *SOLD OUT!*

    BANKS will be making her live return to the UK for a debut headline tour in March. The last few weeks have seen the Los Angeles singer-songwriter and self-taught pianist tipped by everyone from the BBC Sound of 2014, MTV, Spotify and all the way to Shazam and UK Blog Sound of 2014, further testament that the excitement with BANKS as one of the years most promising new artists is truly across the board. Over 14's welcome. In association with Live Nation.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, March 28th, 2014

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    Featuring Deaf From Behind, Subliminals, River Becomes Ocean and Rickyfitts. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • DAN CROLL *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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    DAN CROLL *SOLD OUT!*

    Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He's the electro boy with links to the folk scene (Communion Records discovered him and included one of his tracks on their recent New Faces compilation), a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. He started 2012 with one of his demos (Marion) as a Q Essential Download and another (Home) picked up by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music and ended it with his debut single From Nowhere being hammered by Radio 1. Don't be fooled by the Buddy Holly specs - he's a one-time rugby fanatic whose career in sport at the highest level was derailed by a broken leg - or by the sensitive acoustica: the 23-year-old is a former nightclub doorman who used to live above a strip joint in Liverpool. Over 14's welcome. Support from We The Wild & Jack Garratt.

  • MILES KANE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7:30pm, £17.50 adv

    Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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    MILES KANE *SOLD OUT!*

    After three electrifying homecoming shows in Liverpool over the weekend, Miles Kane takes his exhilarating band on an unmissable fifteen date UK tour in March 2014. Already working on new material for the follow up to his critically acclaimed second album 'Don't Forget Who You Are', Miles will also be supporting Arctic Monkeys at their two Finsbury Park Shows on May 23rd and 24th. Over 14's welcome. Support from Telegram.

  • HOWLER

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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    Minneapolis four-piece Howler are set to release their second album ‘World Of Joy’ on 24th March this year. It is the follow-up to their well-received debut ‘America Give Up’ (2012) which featured the singles ‘Told You Once’ and ‘Back Of Your Neck’ and saw the band tour the UK extensively with The Vaccines, headline the NME Generation Next Tour as well as headline their own sold out UK tour. Having recruited new member Rory MacMurdo on drums, Howler’s second album was written and recorded in Minneapolis at The Terrarium studio with ‘America Give Up’ producer Chris Heidman. Support from Broken Hands and Clipper. Over 14's welcome.

  • TWIN FORKS

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, CANCELLED

    Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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    **Please note this tour has been cancelled due to a sudden and unforeseen schedule conflict.** “I use my gut, and my gut don’t lie to me” is more than just a lyric in Twin Forks’ exuberant “Something We Just Know,” it is a kind of mission statement for the quartet. If you’ve ever been to a musical performance that made you lose all sense of time and place and give in to the cathartic feeling of clapping and dancing and singing along, you’ve already visited the sweet spot where Twin Forks have made it their mission to reside. “Whatever makes the audience stomp their feet and sing at the top of their lungs, that’s what I want to be doing,” says singer/guitarist Chris Carrabba. “I want to be generating that spirit from the stage. And there’s gotta be a way to do that whether the audience knows the songs yet or not.” Carrabba, mandolin player Suzie Zeldin, bassist Jonathan Clark and drummer Ben Homola are already well on their way, rousing crowds with their electrifying chemistry and anthemic folk-rock. Over 18's only. Support from Ivan & Alyosha and Beautiful Boy.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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    Featuring Kanzi, Lhuna, Lonesome Heights, Sexwax and Charlie Mooney. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • PAPERBOY + ALONG CAME SHIFTY

    The Haunt, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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    Support from Amy Lauren. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE BLACK FIELDS

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, March 21st, 2014

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    THE BLACK FIELDS

    Bringing lawless Americana to Brighton for almost a decade, making music together on many different projects, for the last three years this group of Brighton-based musicians have become The Black Fields. The Black Fields’ songs and lyrics dwell in the dark and depraved worlds of the wild west, latino prostitutes, lovelorn lost artists, and bare-knuckle fighters, demanding comparisons to Tom Waits at his most twisted and Nick Cave at his most snarling and, at times, mournful and melancholic. This relentless narrative is propelled by a cinematic and upbeat guitar sound that transports you straight into a New Orleans dive-bar, an illicit whiskey-soaked music hall in the midst of Prohibition, or simply the opening credits of a Tarantino movie. But their heart and soul may be in the history and culture of Spain, bringing a unique edge to their sound unlike that of any other simple disciples of rock and blues. Support from Normanton Street. Over 14's welcome.

  • BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £19 adv

    Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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    BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB *SOLD OUT!*

    North London’s most prolific and underrated band, Bombay Bicycle Club, have announced their first major UK headline tour in two years. This news comes following an announcement revealing details of their fourth album due out on February 3rd 2014 through Island Records. The band are well known for their massive live following and critically acclaimed performances which have seen them play major slots at some of the biggest festivals across the world as well as some huge venues including Alexandra Palace last year which sold out (10,000 capacity) well in advance of the show. The new album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for a band that are effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate. Frontman Jack Steadman wrote the record while travelling through India, Turkey and Tokyo as well as the UK and the Netherlands; you can really hear the influence of all the different cultures and their native genres among the beautifully crafted songs on this hugely ambitious record. The album was produced by Jack in the band’s studio in London, making it their most personal record to date. There was always purpose from the beginning to bring everything together for this album, to tell a story from the first track through to the finale with everything interconnecting as a complete body of work. They called in Mark Rankin (in top form having recently mixed QOTSA ‘...Like Clockwork’ and AlunaGeorge ‘Body Music’) to help record and mix the album. The album also features familiar vocal contribution from Lucy Rose as well as impressive newcomer Rae Morris. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    The Hope, 7.30pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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    Featuring Fragile Creatures, Young Night, Roxymoron & Arc. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, March 14th, 2014

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    Featuring DumbJaw, Legend In Japan, Prophets and Seers, Electromud and Krypton! Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • REVEREND AND THE MAKERS

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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    REVEREND AND THE MAKERS

    Sheffield’s finest Reverend And The Makers will release their fourth album, entitled ‘Thirtytwo’, on 24th February 2014 on Cooking Vinyl Records. It was produced by James Welsh, Jon McClure and Ed Cosens from the band, and Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve) and heralds an exciting new sound for the band. However they have announced an early pre-order for their fans through Pledge Music, the band’s website and their Facebook page. The offer includes a range of exclusive material such as acoustic home demos, unreleased tracks, short films, signed merchandise and access to a weekly U Stream show where Jon will play his favourite tracks plus some new material from the album. Over 14's welcome.

  • RIZZLE KICKS

    The Brighton Centre, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Friday, March 7th, 2014

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    RIZZLE KICKS

    Following the release of their new album #Roaring20s, Rizzle Kicks have announced a huge UK tour for Feb-March 2014 including Brighton Centre! In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from Bang Bang Bang and Bassment Project.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, March 7th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Jetglo, Frankie and The Teardrops, Verbal Hallucinations & Dull Knife. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE NEW UNION

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, March 7th, 2014

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    THE NEW UNION

    The New Union are Brighton-based four piece, Richard Jackson, Alex Leeder, James Baker and Leo Solti, whoʼve taken the sunny disposition of their home town and turned it into radio-friendly guitar driven pop. Having only been together 18 months, the group have already done much to spread the word of their musical gospel. Staying Friends (their second release) featured four songs which followed hot on the heels of their successful debut single Without You. This latest release was recorded with Grammy award winning producer Dan Grech (Scissor Sisters, The Vaccines, Keane, Tom Odell) in Londonʼs legendary RAK Studios. Their songs deal in love and loss all shot through with a more hopeful optimism, attracting critical acclaim from tastemakers and a rapidly increasing fan base. The band have also been causing a stir via gigs with the likes of Bastille, The 1975, Clock Opera, Slow Club and Dog is Dead. Over 14's welcome. Support from Fickle Friends and The Hundredth Anniversary.

  • WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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    WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS

    William Fitzsimmons is equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, creating captivating music, which uniquely melds depravity, honesty, and autobiography into a counter-intuitive seamless whole. Since 2005, Fitzsimmons has created three full-length albums, each thoroughly themed and embossed with matters of family history, intimate disclosure, and bold confession, yielding rich folk music, ranging from the stark and acoustic to the voluminous and electronic. All the while reflecting William’s commitment to addressing what is always pressing, and yet all too often ignored. Over 14's welcome. Support from Denison Witmer.

  • RAE MORRIS

    Komedia, 7pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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    RAE MORRIS

    Amazing songwriter from Blackpool who has toured with Lianne La Havas and Tom Odell as well as featuring on a Bombay Bicycle Club track! In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome. Support from Tom Staniford.

  • THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £18.50 adv

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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    The Presidents of The United States of America (also known as PUSA) were formed in Seattle in the wake of the early nineties post-grunge era by childhood friends Chris Ballew (vocals, "basitar") and Dave Dederer ("guitbass" and backing vocals), who were joined by drummer Jason Finn before their self-titled debut album hit double-platinum in 1994. Their style was a refreshing antidote to the grungy angst Seattle had become a byword for, consisting of short and humorous punk-rock songs, which proved popular with critics and audiences alike and earned the band two Grammy nominations. PUSA's enormously successful debut included such legendary hits as "Peaches", "Lump" and "Kitty", and was followed by worldwide tours and a second album "II" in 1996. By the end of 1997 the band had split up, followed by a rarities album "Pure Frosting" and a farewell concert in 1998. The band had a brief reunion in 2000 under the shortened moniker of "The Presidents" and third album "Freaked Out and Small", followed by another longer hiatus. Two more albums followed (2004's "Love Everybody" and 2008's "These Are The Good Times People") with Dederer's replacement Andrew McKeag, and this tour will be a very rare chance to catch the band in the very intimate surroundings of Concorde2. Support from The Front Bottoms. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE DAUNTS

    The Blind Tiger Club, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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    THE DAUNTS

    The Daunts came out of nowhere in November of 2012, launching to a sell out crowd of 480 at St Pauls Chapel in the centre of their home town of Worthing, setting a record attendance for the venue in the process. The Daunts came together over a common love and respect for the bare bones rock n roll sound; the main influences being The Band, Rolling Stones, ACDC, The Beatles, The Doors to name but a few. The Daunts deliver Dirty, gravelly rock n roll; a combination of hard hitting drums, layered harmonies, retro kit and a live show packed with punch and energy; The Daunts are a band you just gotta see. The Blind Tiger is their last Headline show before their debut US tour. Over 18's only. Support from T3P & The Fooley Mantras.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, February 21st, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring City Of Ashes, Dead Man's Hand, Blind Bandana and Reckless Ambition. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRUNO MAJOR

    Latest Music Bar, 8pm, £6 adv

    Friday, February 21st, 2014

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    BRUNO MAJOR

    One of the many endearing things about Bruno Major is that he doesn’t seem to have any idea – really, not a single clue – what a powerful and emotionally searing singer he is. Ask Bruno about his guitar-playing and, sheepish grin out of the way, he’ll wax lyrical about an instrument he first picked up at the age of seven, and which has seen him through good times and bad, triumphs and false starts, ever since. It comes as no surprise whatsoever to learn that Bruno studied and mastered jazz guitar (studies that saw him earning a living as a session guitarist from the young age of 16, a journey that would eventually see him up on stage performing alongside artists such as Erykah Badu and Lalah Hathaway). The “extra chord” that is such a hallmark of the jazz greats – and eludes so many guitarists unversed in the musical language of the genre – is a constant in Bruno’s writing, and a quality what sets him far apart from his peers. You can hear it in the opening bars of The First Thing You See, the lead track on the live EP that Bruno has released: just as the melody on the verse seems set to resolve itself, a fresh detour occurs as he is ensnared by the beauty of another unorthodox chord. All ages welcome. Support from Nick Williams and Katharine Rose.

  • THE FUSES

    The Hope, 8pm, £4 adv

    Friday, February 21st, 2014

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    THE FUSES

    The Fuses burst onto the music scene playing their first show to a packed crowd at Brighton's notorious Prince Albert a mere 4 months ago. Since then they have had equally successful shows at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Concorde 2 and London's Amersham Arms. Fusing (pun intended) a brilliantly british blend of Led Zeppelin style rock with new age garage rock, their live energy sets them apart in an industry saturated with shoegazing indie bands. Expect to hear a lot more about these likely lads. Support from Monastery and The Flash Gordons. Over 18's only.

  • TELEGRAM + CHILDHOOD

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £7.50 adv

    Monday, February 17th, 2014

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    TELEGRAM + CHILDHOOD

    2 bands hotly tipped for big success in 2014! Support from Object Object. Over 14's welcome.

  • LITTLE COMETS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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    Little Comets AKA Robert Coles, Michael Coles and Matt Hall found each other in inauspicious circumstances in a small greengrocers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The boys sheared a mutual love of limes and David Bowie, and soon started putting on impromptu live shows in unlikely places, including the tube and Marks & Spencers bakery aisle. Their unconventional approach attracted the attention of Columbia Records, who signed Little Comets in 2009. Due to creative differences, the record label dropped them in 2010, but the band moved on to independent label Dirty Hit and released their acclaimed debut album "In Search of the Elusive Little Comets" in 2011. Since then Little Comets' journey hasn't been plain sailing, with drummer Mark Harle leaving the band amicably in 2011, forcing the band to postpone their tour and continue as a three piece. However, Little Comets feel at home with the current line-up and are regularly joined on tour with drummer Greenie (David Green of Detroit Social Club fame). Since their debut Little Comets have released two EPs ("Worry" in 2011 and "Jennifer" in 2012), and the band's latest album "Life Is Elsewhere" (2012) continued the band's unique style of 'kitchen sink indie'. After an extensive US tour in the summer of 2013, their legions of fans at home are treated to a new UK tour including a date at Brighton's Concorde 2 in February 2014. Over 14's welcome. Support from Catfish & The Bottlemen.

  • CHEATAHS

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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    "Melody's the key, but they back it up with some of the best riffage we've heard" - NME.com on The Swan. "Fans of Teenage Fanclub and US slacker rock will fall head over heels for the latest Wichita signings- young Londoners with a love of fuzzed up guitars." - The Times. "Their tracks feature riffs but there is a weightlessness to them and they're lifted further by soaring melodies." - The Guardian 'New Band of the Day'. Over 18's only. Support from The Magic Gang and Two Jackals.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, February 14th, 2014

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    Featuring Ivy King, Bud, Les Cactus & the Rumpy Pumpkins and Tesla's Wish. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LESS THAN JAKE & REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £19.50 adv

    Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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    LESS THAN JAKE & REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Californian ska punk band Reel Big Fish may have gone through many transformations since its conception in 1992, but one thing is still guaranteed; these guys can put on a live show that will blow your mind. Best known for their 1997 hit "Sell Out", the band shot into MTV mainstream alongside the likes of No Doubt and Sublime, and remained a major figure in the ska punk movement throughout the 90s. After releasing albums "Cheer Up!" (2002) and "We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy" (2005) on Jive Records, Reel Big Fish parted ways with the record company in January 2006. Since then the band have released material independently and continued to tour non-stop (playing over 250 shows a year all over the world), and still remaining an unquestionable force in the ska punk movement.Support from Zebrahead! Over 14's welcome.

  • FANFARLO

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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    Fanfarlo’s third album, ‘Let’s Go Extinct’, could be seen as a concept album about human evolution and possible futures, if it weren’t more entertaining and beautiful than that could ever imply. Yes, it does grapple with the big questions, but always with a glint in its eye, a sense that nothing could ever be weirder than the truth, and a stirring chorus just about to break. “All the songs we’d written seemed to deal in direct or roundabout ways with the things that the theory of evolution tries to answer: where the hell are we, and where are we going next?,” says singer and main songwriter Simon Balthazar. “The weirdness of being this thing we call a person and the double weirdness of other people. So we set about dealing with the subject matter with all the flippant playfulness and teenage seriousness it deserves.” Over 18's only. Support from Lilies on Mars.

  • ELLI INGRAM

    Bermuda Triangle, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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    20 year old rising star Elli Ingram, whose Sober EP marked her out as an artist with a sound and voice of rare depth for one so young, makes her Island Records debut with the release of the haunting song “When It Was Dark”. “When It Was Dark” is the first taste from a collection of songs, released on March 3rd, that Brighton born and based Elli has been writing and recording over the last few months. If you think of Elli’s forthcoming album, due later this year, in terms of a three course meal, then consider “When It Was Dark” as your first appetiser, an amuse bouche if you like. Over 14's welcome.

  • GEORGE EZRA *SOLD OUT!*

    The Hope, 8pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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    GEORGE EZRA *SOLD OUT!*

    For the past 18 months, Ezra has been traveling the country for solo support slots with Willy Mason, Tom Odell, Ben Kweller and Lianne La Havas. He released his debut EP, Did You Hear The Rain?, earlier this month. The EP, which peaked at no.6 on the iTunes chart is led by its brooding, eponymous title track, the video for which is online now. Over 16's only. Support from Dan Cook.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, February 7th, 2014

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    Featuring Alphabetic, The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim, Monksey and Rivieras. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE BOXER REBELLION

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID. For a decade, alt-rock phenom The Boxer Rebellion have been turning heads globally as a band known and admired for not sticking to the rule book. “This band can alter your life,” said the UK’s NME Magazine, referring to the incredibly epic and ambitious, yet intimate and melodic nature of the band’s musical output. Following a tumultuous time being signed to Universal Records, the band set out on their own following the release of their debut album ‘Exits’ and made history in 2009, on the release of their sophomore album ‘Union’ by becoming the first unsigned band to ever break the Billboard Top 100 albums chart on a digital-only release. That same album was crowned iTunes’ Alternative Album of the Year, and was followed by a feature film appearance alongside Drew Barrymore, and SNL’s Justin Long, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis in the film ‘Going the Distance’ – widely regarded as the most prominent featured performance of a band in motion picture history. The band finally received their network TV debut courtesy of David Letterman, upon the release of 2011’s highly acclaimed ‘The Cold Still’ produced by award-winning record producer Ethan Johns. May 2013 saw the release of the band’s much-anticipated 4th studio album. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band’s previous, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece – a more hi-fi, and soaring work that truly delivers on the band’s widescreen, signature sound. Over 14's welcome. Support from Christof and Half Hour Hotel.

  • CITY AND COLOUR

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £25 adv

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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    City and Colour, the moniker of singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories in Canadian music. With 3 JUNOs under his belt -- including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards (2009, 2012), and 3 Platinum-selling albums, Green’s latest and 4th studio album The Hurry and The Harm debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart in Canada last month. It is City and Colour’s best debut in Canada to date, outselling Little Hell, which also debuted at #1. The Hurry and The Harm made serious waves internationally as well, debuting at a career high #16 in the U.S., #4 in Australia, #32 in the UK, and #83 in Germany. City and Colour’s last Canadian tour sold out in minutes, and came on the heels of an international run with sold-out shows across the US, UK and Europe including arena dates opening for P!NK in the U.S. and Biffy Clyro in the UK. Green’s new touring band including Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Hacienda, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. Support from Hannah Georgas.

  • FILTHY BOY

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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    'literate, louche alt-rock' – Guardian. ‘a dark heart plucked straight from the Nick Cave School of Indecency.’ – NME. 'South Londoners indie sophisticates with a net curtain-twitching touch for the scandalous and the sordid.' – Q. 'these literate scally-wags neatly reproduce the Pixies' dark eroticism, Morrissey's erudite cheek and Nick Cave's unhinged fantasies, conjuring the odd dancefloor-bound, indie-rock banger. Musically, more or less, this offering has 'Humbug mk II etched all over it.' – The Fly. ‘On the band’s debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’ you'll find traces of Nick Cave, Hank Marvin, Tom Waits, Alex Kapranos and Edwyn Collins... But their twangy guitars, rumbling drums and Paraic's baritone crooning - often in the character of a deranged stalker - do set them apart.' - Time Out. Over 14's welcome. Support from Black Rooster Black Shag and Nightworkers.

  • AOIFE O'DONOVAN *SOLD OUT!*

    Latest Music Bar, 8pm, £6 adv

    Friday, January 31st, 2014

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    AOIFE O'DONOVAN *SOLD OUT!*

    The thing about fossils is that they take a very long time in the making, and it's not an entirely intentional process. The making of Aoife O'Donovan's debut album Fossils has hardly been a glacial affair, but it has spent rather more than a decade forming about in her creative subconscious. It was time well spent, for she's crafted a beautiful, timeless record, the natural evolution of an accomplished singer and songwriter. The album's roots stretch back to Aoife's time at the New England Conservatory, where she dreamed of one day recording an album with celebrated producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Tift Merritt). Upon graduation, Aoife (pronounced "ee-fuh") hit the road as the lead singer and principal songwriter/song-finder of Crooked Still, which grew into one of the world's most acclaimed progressive string groups over the ensuing decade. The stunning versatility and appeal of her voice brought her to the attention of some of the most eminent names in music and led to collaborations across a wide variety of genres with everyone from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas, along with a role as vocalist on the Grammy winning Goat Rodeo Sessions alongside Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. All ages welcome. Support from Jacko Hooper.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, January 31st, 2014

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    Featuring The Nuts, Clay Cats, Kanzi and Habit. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • NATHANIEL RATELIFF

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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    Having sold out his two December 2013 London shows in a matter of days, folk balladeer extraordinaire Nathaniel Rateliff is coming back in early 2014 to treat fans up and down the country to his most extensive tour of the UK yet. The tour will take in eleven cities and includes a stop off at London’s Dingwalls, Nathaniel’s biggest headline show in the capital to date. The first show, in Belfast, coincides with the release of his incredible second album ‘Falling Faster Than You Can Run’ (out 20th January on Mod y Vi/Thirty Tigers). Produced by Nathaniel and Jamie Mefford, the album is a stunning collection of eleven frank, heartfelt and astonishingly self-reflective tales of love, life and all the possible pitfalls in between. As anyone who has ever been lucky enough to catch Nathaniel live will attest, these shows are absolutely not to be missed. Over 18's only. Support from Ez Stone & Ben Hammersley.

  • GHOSTS OF FUTURE PAST

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £4 adv

    Friday, January 24th, 2014

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    Support from The Gaa Gaa's, Pink Narcissus and Friday Night Chorus. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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    Featuring Dizzy Tales, The Evil Son, Lyger and Mude. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • STOP PRESS!

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Friday, January 17th, 2014

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    Local 5 piece Stop Press! are returning to Brighton for a second headline show, showcasing a new member and new material ahead of their third release early 2014. Described as music made up of 'jumpy rhythms and soulful tones', the band draws influence from technical indie and authentic 1st wave ska/reggae movements to create an inventive blend of contemporary summer vibes. Devoted to their inspirations, Stop Press! aim to elighten minds and lighten moods with the music they have to offer. Over 18's only. Support from Za/Zu and Paperboy.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, January 17th, 2014

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    Featuring Ragweed, Neko, Deaf From Behind and Six Time Champion. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • WHITE ROOM

    The Haunt, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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    WHITE ROOM

    Support from Don Komodo, Clipper and Josie McNamara. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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    Featuring Shabby, The Denim, Half Hour Hotel and Vinnie Rose. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JOHN NEWMAN *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, December 16th, 2013

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    Sometimes the most extraordinary talent comes, seemingly, from nowhere. John Newman is only just 23 years old, but his voice and his songs cut through with a depth and a richness that’s way beyond a couple of decades and some change. A true force of nature, John writes, produces, plays, performs and remixes his own music, as well as writing his own video scripts and designing his own clothes. This is a seriously larger than life character. In 2012, a year before his first solo material had even seen the light of day, John Newman scored a number 1 single, appeared on both Later with Jools, and the Christmas Top Of The Pops, and had written and sung on two of the biggest dance hits to storm the UK charts in years: Rudimental’s massive number one “Feel The Love” and the powerfully anthemic follow up “Not Giving In”. Those who enjoy life’s savage juxtapositions will appreciate he was in hospital recovering from surgery to remove a (non-cancerous) brain tumour when he heard the song on national radio for the first time. “I woke up and heard my song on the radio,” he smiles. “That was quite surreal. The nurse was quite fit too, so it was good to turn around and say, ‘That’s my tune!’” Shortly after leaving hospital “Feel The Love” went to number 1 in the charts. After 12 months spent writing, recording and touring with the Mental and Plan B, John is now preparing to release his debut solo single, “Love Me Again”, a huge great melodic and emotional banger that weaves in and out of John’s most beloved influences, the pieces he’s been drawn to since childhood. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome. Venue upgraded due to phenomenal demand! Please note date change. Original tickets valid.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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    Featuring The Valettas, Black State Highway, The Mice & Idlewood. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ROYAL BLOOD *SOLD OUT!*

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £7 adv

    Friday, December 13th, 2013

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    Earlier this year, Brighton duo Royal Blood made their first public musical statement - a 3 minute slice of thrilling, primal rock & roll called 'Figure It Out' that appeared unannounced on the band's Soundcloud page but was soon picking up serious plaudits. Now Royal Blood are pleased to announce details of their debut single. Available on 7" and download, the self-produced 'Out Of The Black' will be released on 11th November on Black Mammoth Records. It’s a single that wrings the maximum amount of noise, aggression and pure youthful exuberance out of the most minimal of ingredients, featuring nothing more than Mike Kerr's vocals and bass and Ben Thatcher's drums. Over 14's welcome. Support from TIGERCUB.

  • DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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    "Departure From Normal were definitely the reason there was such a good turnout on the night.", " DFN were rocking the room, constantly keeping the tempo and atmosphere wild" and "Each member was performing as well as the next, giving it their all and playing original material that you can’t really find anywhere else". Support from Run Young Lovers, The Fuses and Indigo Beach. Over 14's welcome.

  • FRANKIE ROSE

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £9 adv

    Monday, December 9th, 2013

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    A new Frankie Rose was born with her 2012 album Interstellar. It marked her transformation from reverberant Spector-esque wall of sound devotee, to a wholly other kind of enchanting and bittersweet pop songstress. A bold step away from her compelling girl-pop work with Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts, it was a serious, brave work of pop-grandeur. This year’s full length Herein Wild is her first with Fat Possum and is a continuation of the widescreen, blissful pop trajectory set out by Interstellar, delving deeper into the glorious, lofty blur, but this time with more intimacy and gentle melancholy. Although the energetic and up beat songs remain, Frankie isn’t scared to strip back, go organic and au natural. Over 18's only. Support from Fear Of Men.

  • SLOW CLUB

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, December 9th, 2013

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    Slow Club is Sheffield boy-girl duo Charles Watson (guitar, vocals, piano) and Rebecca Taylor (drums, vocals, guitar). The band formed in 2005 when they were both still teenagers and spent the next two years touring relentlessly around the North of England. A support slot with US band Tilly And The Wall brought them to the attention of Moshi Moshi Records who released their debut album Yeah So in 2009. Initially categorized as anti-folk the album proved there was so much more to the band and their sound - sweet harmonious hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing. Slow Club are defined by their own distinct and powerful partnership - Charles with bruised vocal, rasping guitar and disarming lightness of touch; Rebecca with her dash of Northern Soul and sharp wit, playing stand up drums. In the autumn of 2010 the band returned to the studio to start work on their second album Paradise. Emerging with first single Two Cousins in July the following year the response from the media was, if anything, even more enthusiastic than for their debut. The NME simply described it as “a tour de force” and Q magazine said it was the “sound of a band starting to spread its wings”. To go with the bigger sounding songs Charles and Rebecca added a bass player and drummer to their live set-up and once again hit the road, evolving over a year of touring into one of the most exciting live bands playing live at the moment. Slow Club are currently writing their third album due to be released later in 2013. Over 14's welcome. Support from L'Amour Des Rêves.

  • LAKE STREET DIVE *SOLD OUT!*

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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    LAKE STREET DIVE *SOLD OUT!*

    Brooklyn-based quartet, Lake Street Dive enjoyed a whirlwind end to 2012 when their video for "I Want You Back" (from the E.P. Fun Machine) became an internet phenomenon landing more than half a million views. It all started with an admiring tweet from Kevin Bacon that took off in dramatic fashion. Now, with more and more fans discovering their exuberant and exhilarating sound, they are poised for a breakthrough. Non-stop touring in 2013 will includes a tour in the US with Josh Ritter, headlining dates at colleges and clubs, numerous festival appearances and their first ever visit to Europe when they will visit Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France, UK and Ireland. Support from Chic Gamine. Over 18's only.

  • TWO JACKALS

    Coalition, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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    Two Jackals are a young band with a sound that stretches far beyond their 17 years of age. Based in Brighton, they play intricate guitar melodies over thundering bass and driving drums. Their sound crystallised when founding members Mojo Gavican-Camm, Federico Villella and Kiel McGregor were joined by Teo Kohn. As a four-piece, they combined their sense of melody with their sense of musical space, broadening their appeal while retaining their left-field slant. Two Jackals have built a dedicated following through a series of gigs that have seen them share stages with the likes of The Vaccines, Spector and The Big Pink, as well as two sold out headlines at The Haunt in Brighton. National and international audiences have heard their demo of 'Arrows', played on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens. The band have featured at Glastonbury, Bestival and Field Day festivals, among others. They've recently released their first single proper, the 'absolutely glorious' [from This Is Fake DIY] 'Cartagena', produced by UNKLE (Oasis, Radiohead). Two Jackals are constantly extending their range, firing with the creative intensity that comes from a musical rapport that has developed so rapidly it has even taken them by surprise. Over 14's welcome. Support from The Chances and Frankie and The Teardrops.

  • OH LAND

    The Haunt, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, December 6th, 2013

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    OH LAND

    Oh Land’s third album, Wish Bone, is a study of contrasts. It pairs the diverse musical sensibilities of sparse instrumentation with lush surging vocals, and compares the fleeting physicality of man with eternal dreaming. In these contrasts Nanna Øland Fabricius, the musician behind Oh Land, finds a sense of peaceful discovery. Over 14's welcome.

  • ALBERT HAMMOND JR

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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    “Hammond sounds fully recharged…howling his best vocals ever over stuttering, futuristic riffs of ‘St. Justice,’ the manic grooves of ‘Rude Customer’ and the anthemic ‘Cooker Ship’”—Rolling Stone. “Rife with incessant high-range guitar work, mechanistic rhythms and shrugging, swaggering vocals.”—Stereogum. Albert Hammond Jr. is to embark upon a string of European tour dates taking in France, the Netherlands, the UK and Italy, following the recent release of his acclaimed AHJ EP on Cult Records. Over 14's welcome. In association with Metropolis.

  • JAMIE LENMAN *SOLD OUT!*

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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    Jamie Lenman is best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for underground heroes Reuben, who toured and released relentlessly for most of the noughties. Their combination of brutal riffs, heartfelt melodies and frank, intelligent lyrics, together with their explosive live shows and innovative promo videos won them a hard core of dedicated fans and respect amongst peers and critics alike. After a string of independent singles, regularly voted top of the MTV2 charts, the band released two albums with Xtra Mile (Frank Turner, Future Of The Left, Against Me!) and joined bands like Biffy Clyro, Fightstar and Billy Talent on tours around the UK and Europe. Upon their return, they founded their own label, Hideous Records, through which they released a live DVD documentary and their third, critically acclaimed album, ‘In Nothing We Trust’. Eventually, the pressure of being in the band as well as running their own label and working full time jobs became too much, and they called it a day in 2008, releasing a posthumous rarities collection through Xtra Mile in 2009. Now, after an absence of five years, Jamie Lenman returns to the UK music scene with his colossal double album ‘Muscle Memory’, a twenty three-track behemoth ready to bend the mind of the willing listener. Recorded over two years with INWT producer Sean Genockey, ‘Muscle Memory’ splits the trademark Reuben sound in two, with one disc focussing on melody and other focussing on riffery. Lenman, who has spent his time since the end of the band working as a professional illustrator, has brought all his skills to bear on the lavish artwork accompanying the record, released through Xtra Mile on the 4th of November – the week Lenman turns 31. He will embark upon a short UK tour, backed by his Heavy/Mellow band, in December. Over 18's only. Support from Kill Chaos.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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    Featuring Fitsroy, The Bayonets and The Emperors Of Ice Cream. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • FLYTE

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, November 29th, 2013

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    FLYTE

    Brand new band Flyte are a young alternative four piece from London. Rooted in classic pop songwriting and propelled by the sound and sensibilities of New Wave, Flyte's songs are infectiously melodic and compellingly lyrical.Their live performances and exultant vocal harmonies have already won them a growing cult following. Their debut 'Live EP' was recorded in a day, and then mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat. Over 18's only. Support from Kind Sirs, Twin and Son Of A Lumberjack.

  • SUMMER CAMP

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Monday, November 25th, 2013

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    Summer Camp are Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey - the “head and heart” of the band respectively, as they describe themselves - and ‘Summer Camp’ is the follow up to their 2011 debut 'Welcome To Condale' and last years’ 'Always' EP. In contrast to the conceptual lyrics of their debut, for ‘Summer Camp’ the pair began writing from a more personal place, and with their finest set of songs yet in the bag, they headed into the studio with legendary producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). The result is an eleven-track marvel, cherry-picking the best bits of 'Welcome To Condale' and 'Always' , and weaving them into a cohesive whole that is very much the sound of Summer Camp in 2013, a confident, fully-realised body of work that befits the cliche ‘all killer, no filler’. Over 14's welcome. Support from Fryars and Derelicts.

  • VALERIE JUNE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10.50 adv

    Sunday, November 24th, 2013

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    If Valerie June had been a roots artist in America 80 years ago, and she often sings as if she was, she might have been a principle influence on today's myriad retro troubadours, hers a stunningly emotive amalgamation of blues, folk, gospel, soul, Appalachian and bluegrass (including irresistible banjo). She exists, however, today, an artist as modern as an iPod Shuffle, a musician for the generation which carries the entire history of recorded music so casually inside its phone. Like a potent distillation bubbling on a Prohibition-era porch, Valerie June makes self-styled “organic moonshine roots music”, music for the porch parties of today, a party where she strums her guitar, plucks her banjo, opens her mouth and delta-blues-country stridently sashays out, a stunning peal somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. Or is it more Wanda Jackson and Shirley Goodman, you know, from Shirley & Co, who sang Shame Shame Shame so disco friskily in 1974? Valerie June does this to you: reaches inside your musical brain and shakes it, unleashing ghosts, emotions and memories, all fluttering like countless musical flakes inside the snowglobe of your mind. Over 14's welcome.

  • HAR MAR SUPERSTAR *SOLD OUT!*

    The Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £12 adv

    Sunday, November 24th, 2013

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    "I like to inspire confidence. I feel people are too self-aware and worried about their looks or their gut or whatever and I feel if I go onstage and go 'who gives a fuck?' it really inspires people and helps them throw those inhibitions out the door." 'Bye Bye 17' by Har Mar Superstar was written in New York City and recorded in Austin, TX. The ten songs, a departure from his previous work, are soulful glimpses into a world of hedonism and heartache, magically embedded in a 3rd generation VHS tape. Poised to break free from the claustrophobic confines of the underground club scene, and after many years of wild shows and after-hours adventures with strangers, Har Mar Superstar will soon be touring extensively to support his strongest record yet. Sean Tillmann named his flamboyant alter-ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, MN where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passers-by in the food court. "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person, it used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life... it was easier to get onstage as this other guy and be outrageous and have it be glorified. I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life so now we're one and the same." For this new LP, Tillmann was inspired by the excitement and the isolation of New York City, and crafted the songs for 'Bye Bye 17' there, occasionally collaborating with writers like Fab Moretti ('Prisoner'), Kelly Gately ('Rhythm Bruises'), and Ryan Olson ('We Don't Sleep'), before deciding to permanently relocate to the East Coast from Los Angeles. "Just walking around NY and seeing people constantly being together alone is, I think, a huge influence on the whole record. I was influenced by the city in general because I wrote most of the songs here before I even lived here. And I just didn't want to leave, that's why I moved. It's a very New York record." Tillmann co-produced the tracks with Jim Eno (Spoon) at his Austin studio with a full live band, before finishing work and remixing the album at Cult Records' New York studios. Focusing this time more on his voice, Tillmann says, "I was listening to a lot of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke at the time, and I've always been obsessed with those guys... 'Restless Leg', 'We Don't Sleep', 'Prisoner' and 'Rhythm Bruises' came out of people playing together. But the rest were just like me in a room, gettin' weird, by myself." Over 18's only. Support from Lizzo.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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    Featuring Half Crown, Oscillator, Dead Deer and Bro Complex. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MONSTER NME RADAR TOUR

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £8 adv

    Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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    NME, the brand that champions the very best in new music, today announces the launch of the Monster NME Radar Tour 2013, showcasing the most exciting new bands of 2013. The nationwide tour - sponsored by Monster Headphones - will be supported by promotional activity at the gigs, in the magazine and on NME.com. The tour will kick-off on 15th November, with gigs hosted at venues across the UK, running up until 27th November. Headlining the tour is New York punk band Cerebral Ballzy. With frontman Honor Titus one of the most exciting and unpredictable people in rock, and their live performances heralded by NME as ‘life-affirming and brutally energetic’, Cerebral Ballzy’s unique stage presence will make this year’s tour an unmissable experience.The main support for the tour is Glasgow's rock’n’soul band The Amazing Snakeheads. Newly signed to Domino Records and featured heavily in the pages of Radar earlier this year, the trio have been labelled by NME as ‘Scotland’s most exciting new band’ and appraised with producing ‘a devastatingly raw sound like no other out there’. A third act will be joining this year’s line-up, with an announcement to be made shortly. Support from Fat White Family and The Magic Gang. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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    Featuring Golding, The Vinyls, Vyypers & Lemon Soul. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • HIATUS KAIYOTE

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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    Hiatus Kaiyote is the sound of serendipity. Every so often a band comes along that captures the collective imagination, a band that has all the essential elements in place to become a musical movement. The music of Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms. On the band’s debut album Tawk Tomahawk it’s as if the vast desert landscape has opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient stories untold. Over 14's welcome. Support from The E.M.E.

  • FENECH SOLER

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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    The fantastic Fenech-Soler are returning to Concorde2! Originally formed in 2006 in the Northamptonshire area of good old Blighty, the electropop band have since created a stir throughout the UK and the US, as well as receiving much positive critical appraisal from major newspapers, music publications and many music blogs. As if that wasn't enough, they've also won over the likes of Radio 1 DJ Greg James who dubbed their single 'Stop and Stare' as his 'Record of the Week' and 'Weekend Anthem'. They're now back with a headline tour of the UK and Ireland lined up for this Autumn with Brighton set to be their penultimate stop on the tour. Over 14s welcome. In association with Live Nation and Mama Group.

  • DILATED PEOPLES + BROTHER ALI

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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    Directors of Photography, the first Dilated Peoples album since 2006, will be released in partnership with Rhymesayers Entertainment. The legendary underground hip-hop group comprising Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu will preview their new material for European fans during a string of dates in November. Dilated Peoples’ classic debut album The Platform marked the arrival of one of the best-loved groups in recent hip-hop history and showed that it was possible to have commercial success without musical compromise. The single Worst Comes to Worst, taken from their second LP, Expansion Team, broke the top 40 in the UK and their third full-length, Neighbourhood Watch, was certified gold in the US. Evidence went on to win a Grammy for his production work with Kanye West. Support from Brother Ali. Over 14's welcome.

  • GARY NUMAN

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £25 adv

    Monday, November 18th, 2013

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    Gary Numan’s new album Splinter will be released worldwide on Monday 14th October. We’ll have more details soon, but it ranges from the wall-of-electronic noise that is ‘I Am Dust’ to slower velocity anthems such as ‘Where I Can Never Be’ and the orchestral strings of ‘Scream’. The album features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses) and is produced by long-standing collaborator Ade Fenton. Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album Dead Son Rising in 2011, this is his first self penned full album since Jagged in 2006. In recent years he’s been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West; Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails (the latter inviting Numan on stage at several shows in 2009, including their o2 Arena concert in London); Prince to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles (they released a single ‘My Machines’ on Warp Records with Numan in 2011). But while Numan’s unique style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of Metal, Hip Hop, EDM, Industrial and Indie, he remains as focussed as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. Splinter sounds like no-one else while utilising new sounds and ideas. Perhaps it’s the voice – one of the most distinctive in rock music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to Numan’s songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the new album where there are 4 or 5 tracks that set Numan’s vocals against moody atmospheric slow-burners to stunning effect. Support from The Losers. All ages welcome.

  • RIVAL SCHOOLS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £13 adv

    Monday, November 18th, 2013

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    Support from Glass City Vice and Quiet Lions. Over 14's welcome.

  • DAVE HAUSE

    The Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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    For Dave Hause the American dream is a broken promise, a childhood ideal that has been shattered by the reality of the past two decades. On the musician’s second solo album, Devour, Hause scours the foundation of that crumbled dream in an attempt to discover how everything we believed growing up could have turned out so differently. The album, initially written to become the third record from Hause’s rock band The Loved Ones, follows his 2011 solo debut Resolutions, a disc that allowed the musician to understand his potential as his own artist. As Hause, a Philadelphia native, began penning new music for a new album from The Loved Ones, it became clear that the group, who had taken a break after their second album, had stalled. These songs, however, which showcased a clear thematic journey, were meant to be vocalized by Hause and over the past few years he transformed them into Devour. Hause solidified the album’s sequence before even going into the studio, aiming to craft a narrative arc that drove the album from its dark, heavy first half into a lighter, more hopeful tone. A thematic line of melody runs through the songs, reflecting the overarching ideas in the music itself. The disc explores the heartbreak of shattered childhood promises of a better world and concludes with optimistic hope. Over 18's only. Support from Northcote.

  • JOHN SMITH *SOLD OUT!*

    Unitarian Church Brighton, 8pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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    John Smith’s musical destiny was cast in his early life, informed in no small part by the records his father chose to play during family gatherings at their West Country fishing village home. Amongst other albums, it was the inclusion of Ry Cooder’s late 70s masterpiece Bop Till You Drop which had a mesmeric effect on his young son’s imagination. ‘That really hit me hard’ says John. ‘Just hearing that really intricate guitar and soulful singing. I just remember not knowing what this thing was, or what it meant, but I knew I wanted more’. It was not long after this that his father entrusted the young Smith with his own guitar, equipping also him with the skills to navigate his way through Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’. ‘I was only 11’ Smith smiles, ‘I remember saying to him ‘How have they made another world with music?’ Then he played me Tom Wait’s Invitation To The Blues and the Bert Jansch & John Renbourn album and I was gone. I basically stayed in my room practicing for 8 hours a day until I left home. You can see colours when records are that good.’ Quite aside from the fact that it is an album of astonishing beauty, the arrival of Great Lakes is something of a miraculous happening in itself, given that it followed a 2 year period of writer’s block so crippling that Smith had considered abandoning songwriting altogether. But when the cloud lifted, the results were plentiful- at the back end of 2011 Smith began working with 2 songwriters, Dennis Ellsworth and the legendary American producer Joe Henry (Lisa Hannigan, Loudon Wainwright, Solomon Burke), and by spring 2012, had over 15 fully formed new songs. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Support from Jennifer Left & Ez Stone.

  • COHEED AND CAMBRIA *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 6.30pm, £18.50 adv

    Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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    Over the past 10 years, Claudio Sanchez and his group, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock. Sanchez’s ‘The Amory Wars’ narrative—spun out across their five previous studio albums which together have sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone—is a good vs. evil science-fiction epic that's become to Coheed and Cambria fans something like what The Wall and Quadrophenia were to previous generations. And the tale might soon reach an even wider audience, as Mark Wahlberg recently announced that he and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions will turn Sanchez’s The Amory Wars into a big-screen live-action feature film. Support from Arcane Roots & Hawk Eyes. Over 14's welcome.

  • LEWIS WATSON

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £9 adv

    Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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    Tickets on sale Friday 1st November for this intimate show! Support from Kimberly Anne. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, November 15th, 2013

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    Featuring Richa, Point Detractor, Waxwork Figurine & TwentyOne.Ninety. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • CAVEMAN

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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    Caveman-­‐a five-­‐man vibe collective from NYC-­‐released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-­‐wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-­‐released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-­‐release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-­‐part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-­‐sawed between echoey lullaby ("A Country's King of Dreams") to shoegaze-­‐by-­‐way-­‐of classic-­‐FM-­‐radio sprawl ("Old Friend"). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-­‐like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place. Over 14's welcome. Support from The Elevaters, Glass Sines and The Basis.

  • TREETOP FLYERS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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    “(Treetop Flyers) share with Midlake custody of a brood of Buckingham/Nicks-era Fleetwood Mac licks, likewise the Mac's mood of unrequited yearning. More, please” 4/5 – Q. "Effortlessly captures the spirit of late-1960s west coast pop-rock: the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young." 4/5 - Guardian. "Their debut record is a truly wonderful thing, a perfect Polaroid of soulful folk. It's music for an imagined American road trip; care worn, dog-eared songs that eat you up, a salve for modern living." 8/10 – Clash. “Sounding fresh, vibrant and full of great innovative ideas” 8/10 - Americana UK. "Folk-rock that references acts from Stephen Stills to Simon & Garfunkel” Billboard. “The British invasion continues, and we’re not complaining” Paste Magazine. Over 18's only. Support from Beautiful Boy and Farrow.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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    Featuring Mano's Daughter, Tied To The Mast, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Rainslicker & The Killing Floor. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BEAR'S DEN *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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    Bear's Den have announced details of their second UK headline tour and their debut headline tour across Europe. This comes on the eve of their appearance this Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, where they'll join Vampire Weekend and Haim as part of Mumford & Sons' Summer Stampede. Bear's Den are London trio Andrew Davie, Joey Haynes, and Kevin Jones. Their music, exemplified in their debut EP 'Agape', sits between folk and alternative, and takes influence from the likes of The National, Sufjan Stevens, and Damien Jurado. Having toured relentlessly over the last 18 months Bear's Den have built up a loyal fanbase at home and overseas. Highlights include a US tour with Ben Howard, The Staves and Nathaniel Rateliff, European dates with Daughter, and UK appearances with Matt Corby, Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons, including their headline performance at the esteemed O2 Arena. In March, Bear’s Den released their debut EP, 'Agape', and sold out the accompanying headline tour in the UK and Ireland. Following a busy start to 2013 and a packed schedule of summer festivals, Bear’s Den will embark on back-to-back US tours with both Mumford & Sons and Daughter before returning to the UK and Europe to delight audiences on their November 2013 tour. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • THE TOY DOLLS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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    Sunderland's punk legends kick off a UK tour in November celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dig That Groove Baby. Over 14's welcome. Support from TV Smith.

  • MOUNT KIMBIE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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    MOUNT KIMBIE ALBUM ‘COLD SPRING FAULTLESS YOUTH’ OUT NOW PLUS NEW EUROPEAN AUTUMN/ WINTER TOUR ANNOUNCED. “Bigger and bolder than their 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers” ****- Guardian. "Seeps with a distant brilliance" 9/10 – Clash. "Cerebral and arresting" – Mixmag 8/10. "The careful nuances, shuffling rhythms and strange emotions of their first outing, fine-tuned into something unmissable" NME 8/10. Hot on the heels of the release of their second album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ Mount Kimbie can now announce a European tour including their biggest UK headline show to date at Koko in London. Last week the duo played to a sold out crowd at Peckham’s Bussey Building, with The Guardian hailing the new live show “glorious” and “absorbing”, as well as a landmark performance at last weekend’s Field Day festival. Over 14's welcome. Support from oOoOO.

  • BANKS

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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    Some things don’t need to be defined. Some aren’t meant to be in a box, held in proverbial captivity. They inherently defy a need for classification. BANKS makes music. Great music. Why not just stop there? Allow her to be a siren for a generation, beckoning for self discovery. She begs for it. Conveying her sound seems almost unfair. It’s built on a simple notion of emotion. Perhaps that explains the near explosion of eager fans frantic to share their own discovery, ultimately propelling this songstress’ art to the top of Hypem charts. A toy keyboard is all it took to awaken the inevitable. That evolved into a piano. The notes articulated feelings. Then chords turned to melodies. Heart-piercing lyrics cloaked in lush orchestration. Now BANKS’ EP London applauds her arrival. The four songs introduce this budding self-taught songstress, one whose voice echoes a generation. She writes with a restless urgency, lyrically candid yet relatable, weaving vivid imagery into pop-skewed lullabies as she lures with every note, every chord, every breath. A hypnotic blend of beats, pianos, echoes and an addictive vocal presence, BANKS slips in and out of genres with an ease so effortless, it once again serves as a reminder to leave your tags behind. Hip-hop, Pop, R&B, Alternative, Electronic… they all live in this very place. And she can be any or all. Or none. A singer. A poet. A pianist. A narrator. An artist. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Friday 18th October!

  • STEVE CRADOCK

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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    Cradock formed Ocean Colour Scene with fellow band members Simon Fowler, and Oscar Harrison, Damon Minchella 21 years ago. After releasing ‘Moseley Shoals “and “Marchin Already” they were set in stone in the British Music scene, selling millions of records world wide. 10 studio Albums later, they are still going as strong as ever. Steve has a reputation of being one of the hardest working musicians in the industry obviously 24 years with OCS takes priority, but since 1992 he join Paul Wellers band too. Steve has played, written contributed to many of Paul’s albums, such as Wild Wood, Stanley Road, Heavy Soul, Heliocentric, Illumination, Studio 150, As Is Now, 22 Dreams, Wake up The Nation and his latest work Sonik Kicks. As well as extensive touring across the world through the years. “Travel Wild -Travel Free” His 3rd solo album is due for release 30th September 2013 through Proper Records. Over 14's welcome. Support from Gramotones & The Daunts.

  • SAVAGES *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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    Following a summer of high profile festival appearances, including shows at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals, Savages announce a UK tour for November. The shows - which will feature Savages' biggest UK headline show yet at London's 2300 capacity Forum - round off a defining year for the band, which saw them release their acclaimed debut album 'Silence Yourself' in May (Pop Noire / Matador Records). Tickets for all shows on go sale on Friday 30th August. Support comes from Australian duo A Dead Forest Index. Over 14's welcome. In association with Metropolis.

  • MARK LANEGAN *SOLD OUT!*

    St George's Church Brighton, 7pm, £20 adv

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

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    Following the release of his new covers album Imitations on 16th September via Heavenly Recordings, MARK LANEGAN will be embarking on an extensive European tour this Autumn. Special guest for the tour will be DUKE GARWOOD, with whom Mark recorded the recent acclaimed collaboration Black Pudding. Lanegan made the following comments on his new album, Imitations: “When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music - Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favourites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.” Tickets on sale Wednesday 24th July. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

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    Featuring London Commands You, The Fuses, Lonesome Heights and DearJoseph. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

    The Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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    4 piece rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen will release their new single ‘Rango’ through Communion Records on September 16, 2013. The ATC-managed band have been asked to play the BBC Introducing Stage (previously selected artists include Daughter and Rizzle Kicks) at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, on August 24 and 25 respectively, and will follow this up with nationwide tour dates throughout September and October. ‘Rango’ is the follow up to Catfish and The Bottlemen’s debut single ‘Homesick’, released through Communion Records in June to radio support from Radio 1 (Zane Lowe ‘Next Hype’, Huw Stephens, Phil & Alice), 6Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne) and a playlist from XFM, whose John Kennedy described the band as “stadium ready”. ‘Rango’ has already started out of the blocks as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World this week. Written by frontman Van McCann about the band’s struggles to escape from the humdrum of life in their hometown of Llandudno, North Wales, ‘Rango’ is possessed of a suitably ragged urgency, all arcing guitars and the shredded vocals of McCann. Speaking about the track he says, “I wrote ‘Rango’ about my first real girlfriend just after we split up, in some attempt to win her back I guess. It’s just about how our shitty small town wore us out together a bit. Everyone knowing our business, and wanting to be involved in it a bit more than we did.” Over 18's only. Support from Run Young Lovers.

  • WAXAHATCHEE

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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    “Crutchfield's songs deserve to be heard by as many people as possible" Guardian Guide. “An intimacy and directness which will surely make ‘Cerulean Salt’ one of 2013’s biggest albums… a lethally brilliant concoction” 4/5 Q Magazine. “Crutchfield would no doubt laugh it off, but she’s already something of a star and, whatever direction she chooses to take, her potential seems boundless” 4/5 Mojo. "Truths rarely come as beautiful as this" 8/10 NME. ‘With a voice and a talent for songwriting like hers, Katie has the potential to become a genuine great’ DIY Magazine. ‘It’s something of a triumph’ The Fly. Katie Crutchfield has a way of delivering a line so casually that it takes a half-dozen listens to fully realise how devastating it is… the work of a songwriter skilled enough to make introspection seem not self-centered, but generous’ 8.4 Pitchfork. ‘This combination of musical innocence and lyrical experience draws you in... Waxahatchee has made this seemingly slight, unassuming record; one that sounds just a little more epic with every play’ ‘Album of the Week’ The Observer. Over 18's only. In association with Teen Creeps. Support from Swearin'. Tickets on sale Wednesday 3rd July.

  • OLIVER WILDE

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Monday, October 28th, 2013

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    “Oliver Wilde is the man. Seriously” – DIY. “Woozy to the core, but with an innate ear for a sweetly melodic pop hook… – NME. “Getting lost in its unending fuzz is an absolute pleasure” – Drowned In Sound, "You'll find it difficult not to fall in love with Oliver Wilde...” - The 405. Over 18's only. Edward Sansom and High Towers & Deep Wells.

  • CLEAN BANDIT

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £9.50 adv

    Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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    It'd be fair to say that Clean Bandit aren't your average band. A collective based around a core string-quartet, they breached the Top 20 in March with Mozart's House - the perfect illustration of their amalgamation of deep house, hip-hop and classical music. To call it a fusion would be crass - there's far more to it than that. Originally formed in Cambridge in 2009, it is only now that the world is beginning to catch up to them, with first single A+E also charting towards the end of 2012. Over 16's welcome. In association with Live Nation.

  • BLAENAVON

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 8pm, £FREE

    Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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    ‘Into the Night’ and ‘Denim Patches’ the SOLD OUT debut release from Hampshire’s Blaenavon which came out on Transgressive inprint paradYse marked the teenage trio out as a band to keep a close watch on. Sold out shows, support across BBC’s Radio 1 and 6 Music plus nods from tastemakers; Abeano, NME, Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland, The Fly and Clash – yet they’re all still too young to buy alcohol. Support from Honeyblood and Little Fears. Over 18's only.

  • TYLER HILTON

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £16.50 adv

    Friday, October 25th, 2013

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    Tyler Hilton has been a songwriter and musician for most of his life. A huge fan of Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters, after recently releasing a new full length album Forget The Storm Tyler hits the stage once again to perform for his dedicated fans. Support from Paighton and Jacko Hooper. Over 14's welcome.

  • GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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    Spawned from the vibrant musical community in Leeds in 2006, the band cite fellow Leedsians Iration Steppas, plus Capleton, The Abyssinians, Culture, Twinkle Brothers, Wayne Smith, Augustus Pablo and Scientist as influences. But, you’re just as likely to find them digging jazz, soul, garage, house, jungle or electronica, to which the various other projects the band are involved attests - most notably Submotion Orchestra drummer Tommy Evans and Toby Davies, AKA Planas. Over 14's welcome.

  • JAKE BUGG *SOLD OUT!*

    The Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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    Capping what's set to be an incredibly successful year for him, Jake Bugg will be embarking on his biggest UK tour so far this autumn, playing The Brighton Centre on Tuesday 22nd October, 2013. Jake has been nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Brits 2013, and has picked up another two nods at the NME Awards for Best Solo Act and the prestigious Best Album. His eponymously-titled album has been certified Platinum in the UK. He is currently coming to the end of his present UK dates which culminate in two headline shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. He recently announced he’ll be appearing at the Reading/Leeds Festival this summer, and he’ll be supporting The Stone Roses this summer. Support from The Family Rain & honeyhoney. Over 14's only in the standing area.

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £13 adv

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

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    EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND! Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger has done Brighton proud with amazing success over the last couple of years including a recent number 1 single across the globe for 'Let Her Go' (which has 45 million youtube plays). Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • TROUMACA

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

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    This tropically inspired 5 piece from Birmingham, via St Vincent, fly the flag of both classic British indie and cutting edge dance music. Pioneering sounds formed from the development of UK bass fused with tropical riffs, dubby bass lines and big guitar leads. Support from Salt Ashes. Over 18's only.

  • OUTPATIENTS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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    Mikee Goodman of SikTh and Primal Rock Rebellion fame has revealed details of his new band, OUTPATIENTS. The line up will feature Yuuri on Vocals, Mikee W. Goodman on vocals, Kieron Pepper on Bass/Keys/Samples, Charley Olsen on Guitar and Will Romain on Drums. Over 18's only. Support from The Venus Complex and The Bowery.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, October 18th, 2013

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    Featuring The Dials, Cat Fire Radio, 1914's & Broadbay. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £13 adv

    Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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    PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger has done Brighton proud with amazing success over the last couple of years including a recent number 1 single across the globe for 'Let Her Go' (which has 45 million youtube plays). Tickets go on sale this Friday 14th June at 9am and we expect them to sell out fast! Over 14's welcome.

  • WHEATUS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Sunday, October 13th, 2013

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    Wheatus' debut single “Teenage Dirtbag” cracked the Top 40 BBC Official Sales Chart for a second time in March of 2011, TEN YEARS after it's debut at #2 on the same chart. To say that wheatus have been through the wringer in the decade between is the original understatement. Lawsuits, lineup changes, interstate art heist investigations (yes, really), betrayals, intellectual property theft, physical violence, post traumatic front man brendan b brown could write a book. To date their first record has sold more than 5 million copies world wide. Any manager or record label would be happy to tout those stats to the press but wheatus have remained unsigned & unmanaged for the last 8 years. Unlike many of their peers from the early oughts, wheatus continue to write, record, and tour 15 years after their inception, having taken control of their revenue stream with the home made, "pick-your-price" download system fans can use at wheatus.com. They have released 5 Studio albums since 2000 and are currently in preproduction for album 6. Support from MC Lars. Over 14's welcome.

  • RUN YOUNG LOVERS

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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    Support from Machine People, Dizzy Tales and The Dates. Over 14's welcome.

  • SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Friday, October 11th, 2013

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    SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE

    Featuring Subservience, Apotheosis, Samurai & Spinning Death Machine. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, October 11th, 2013

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    Featuring Kings Mews, Vaude Villains, Adam Davis & Jacob March. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LANDSHAPES

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Monday, October 7th, 2013

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    Landshapes is the sound of four people in a dingy practice room, building on accidents, listening over and reworking obsessively until every band member is satisfied. An unconventional and serendipitous a process it might be, but it’s crucial to Landshapes overall sound. Their debut album Rambutan – the name chosen “not so much after the fruit but for the sound the word makes” and produced by Ash Workman is a distillation of songs old and new, re-worked and fine tuned with a deft precision. In Limbo, with its stunning video, proves a triumphant opening salvo. “It’s always felt like a fighting song both musically and lyrically” says Luisa Gerstein. With images of Bolivia’s Cholita female wrestlers proving a major stimulus whilst recording, Luisa sought them out, traveling to La Paz and teaming up with director Ian Pons Jewell. The resulting film is a dignified response to a “Latin American society where being both indigenous and a woman is a double sub-class” – a celebration of these extraordinary women both in and out of the wrestling ring. Over 18's only. Support from Black Rooster Black Shag & Momotaro.

  • KING KRULE *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Monday, October 7th, 2013

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    As King Krule, 18 year old south-east London based singer/ producer/ songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past couple of years. Now comes “6 Feet Beneath the Moon”, his first full-length on XL Recordings/ True Panther Sounds, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall’s vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall’s passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years. From the opening clarion call of “Easy, Easy” it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, produced by Marshall along with Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages), open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation. Over 14's welcome. Support from Filthy Boy.

  • SAM GRAY + EMMA STEVENS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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    Too Much Of A Good Thing was released on 4 February 2013 and followed by a single ‘One Night Stand’ on 10 February. Like ‘This Girl’, the album has definite echoes of Motown and soul, kicked through with modern textures and a contemporary feel. His recent performance on BBC Breakfast catapulted his album to #12 in the iTunes album chart. With a few exciting announcements to come and his new single ‘Hand me a Ticket’ coming out on the 24 March, 2013 looks to be a fantastic year to be Sam Gray! Support from Emma Stevens, Owen McGarry & FranClassic. Over 14's welcome.

  • SAN CISCO

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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    Former school friends, Australian four piece San Cisco are set to release the single Awkward in the UK on August 5th . This track is taken from their forthcoming self-titled album which will be released through Columbia Records on October 7th. The band will also be back in the UK in October post their appearance on the Festival Republic stage at Reading & Leeds festival this year. San Cisco craft a melodic upbeat sound so infectious and sun-kissed that you’d think the spirit of a lesser-known Beach Boy has been grafted into their songwriting sessions. Hailing from Fremantle, the three boys (Jordi, Nick and Josh) and one girl (Scarlett) made a sizeable splash in their native land a year or so back in the top ten and – as these things go – with a multi-million views YouTube clip. The band say ‘we see it (Awkward) as the brat child of our music catalogue’, and they wrote the song in just two hours. The lyrical narrative is about a flash pan romance that devolves into pure stalking, and has a promising touch of the macabre. Over 14's welcome. Support from FURS.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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    Featuring The Black Fields, Atlantic, Poles Apart & Igloo. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Shabby, The Move-Ons, Time For T & Southpaw. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £4 entry

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

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    Featuring The Cryptics, The Picardie & Roxymoron. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • SPECTOR

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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    Spector are pleased to announce their first UK tour of 2013. Coming hot on the heels of their Festival Republic stage headline appearance at this month’s Reading & Leeds Festival, the tour will call at twenty one UK cities, many of which the band have not played previously. The tour serves as an opportunity to test out new material that the now 4-piece (since the departure of guitarist Christopher Burman) are set to start recording with producer Dev Hynes (Solange, Sky Ferreira), due for release in 2014. Over 14's welcome. Support from Pale.

  • THE OTHER TRIBE

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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    PLEASE NOTE UNFORTUNATELY THE OTHER TRIBE TOUR INCLUDING THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED. REFUNDS FROM POINT OF PURCHASE. "At a time where vintage synths and distant disco vibes are a hot digression from the world of Electronic music, indefinable Bristol mob The Other Tribe continue their ascent into the realms of genre defiance with illustrious new single ‘Skirts’. Already boasting the undeniably poignant seal of approval by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection show, the warm and roughly cut grooves of ‘Skirts’ make for a fresh middle-ground between the oversubscribed avenues of electronica and Indie with succinct force. Pitting an infectious top line alongside the bands aptly quirky ethnic samples, this group are certainly en-route to injecting British Dance music with a distinctly different shade of nostalgic floor fuel." - Dan Carter (Beat My Day). Over 14's welcome. Support from Salt Ashes & The Harbour.

  • THE SOUTH

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £22.50 adv

    Monday, September 30th, 2013

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    THE SOUTH

    The South were borne from the ashes of The Beautiful South after they split in 2006. Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back, Rotterdam, Don't Marry Her, Perfect 10 and Number One single A Little Time. Their greatest hits album, Carry On Up The Charts, was one of the fastest-selling albums in UK history, entering at Number One and staying there for weeks, becoming one of the country's most popular albums ever.After 20 years, ten studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, thirty-four chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party. Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, lead singers with the band - along with departed songwriter Paul Heaton – were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed. Joining the duo were fellow mainstays from the original touring band: keyboard wizard Damon Butcher and the potent horn section of Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson that brought so much to the live shows. Armed with a sensational back catalogue of hits such as ‘Song For Whoever’, ‘Perfect Ten’, ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Don't Marry Her’, ‘You Keep It All In’, ‘Old Red Eyes Is Back’ and many others, there is a long way to go on this particular road. This band has history and pedigree. Dave Hemingway’s musical career stretches back into the Eighties. He became a founder member of The Beautiful South after the demise of The Housemartins, who had enjoyed a sustained purple patch and many hits before calling it a day in 1988. Whilst bassist Norman Cook went on to become superstar DJ Fat Boy Slim, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway proceeded to form the new band in December 1988. Right from the off, The Beautiful South seemed to defy the normal logic associated with pop bands, not least for the fact that they stayed together for 20 years. Over the life of the band, they produced many self-penned hits and had several number one albums – they scored their only number one single with the Dave Hemingway / Briana Corrigan duet ‘A Little Time’. A globally successful band, members of The South have performed these songs in front of hordes of fans from Hull to Houston. They love the material and know what will keep the fans happy. The South continue to supply new, fresh, caustic pop on their debut album "Sweet Refrains", which was released in November 2012 on Zoo Records to critical acclaim. 2013 will see them performing these songs from this album alongside so many of the Beautiful South hits. The South may not be so Beautiful anymore, but they certainly have history. And the future looks bright... Over 14's welcome. Support from Kim Slade.

  • TONIGHT ALIVE

    The Haunt Brighton, 6.30pm, £12 adv

    Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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    Over 14's welcome. Support from Set It Off, Decade & ROAM.

  • THE 1975 *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £11 adv

    Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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    The 1975 have announced new UK tour dates for the autumn. The band’s hit ‘Chocolate’ has been ever-present on radio stations across the country and new single The City is already on Radio 1’s B-list three weeks before its release. With a summer packed full of festivals, including Wakestock, and also prestigious supports in London with both Muse and The Rolling Stones it’s not going to be long before The 1975 become a household name in their own right. And to think their debut album isn’t even released until September the future looks very bright. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, September 27th, 2013

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    Featuring Cage The Gods, Black Fire Rising, The Younger and North Divide. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Denim, Dorey The Wise, Golding & Kurt Mundane. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BORN RUFFIANS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Friday, September 20th, 2013

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    Born Ruffians from Toronto, Canada here. We're writing to tell you we've just finished our third album – Birthmarks. When we wrote our first album, Red, Yellow & Blue, we all lived in a house in downtown Toronto. We jammed in the basement, which meant whenever we had an idea we could work it out right there that moment. Our second album, Say It, was different. We'd moved out of the house to separate apartments and wrote the record in a rehearsal space over a 6 month period. This time, we had no interest in going back to the rehearsal space. Instead we went back to the roots of our debut and lived together again. The three of us plus Andy, our fourth member. Over 18's only. Support from Moon King & Lovepark.

  • THE DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD

    St George's Church Brighton, 7.30pm, £22.50 adv

    Friday, September 20th, 2013

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    With new ball in hand, The Duckworth Lewis Method release their eponymous maiden album, July 6th – exquisitely timed to coincide with this summer’s Ashes tour. Written by Duckworth (Thomas Walsh) and Lewis (Neil Hannon) the album was recorded and mixed in Dublin and mastered just down the road from Lord’s in Abbey Road Studios. All the songs are either loosely or tightly connected to the beautiful game of cricket, there are no covers, extra covers or cover drives for that matter. These are all wonderfully crafted pop songs for cricket lovers and non-lovers equally to enjoy. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Support from John Cunningham.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, September 20th, 2013

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    Featuring DIRECTOR'S CUT, MOODHOOVER, THE M-THEORY & FOX IN THE CITY. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • KRYSTLE WARREN *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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    A vast majority of people lack the luck of having been born in Kansas City, Missouri. I, Krystle Warren, am one of the select few who were. Krystle Warren & the Faculty began recording our first full length album, Circles, in 2005. Recorded at the infamous Electric Lady Studios, it was produced by Mr. Russell Elevado, the magic behind D’Angelo’s Voodoo.. Released through Paris based Because Music in 2009, the “title track” made it’s way to Later... With Jools Holland within the year. Through the snow of February 2011, the fellas and I reconvened in Brooklyn to begin work on our best effort to date, Love Songs. Featuring twenty-six musicians, twenty-four songs, all performed live over the course of thirteen days; it’s an open love letter to lovers of love. Produced by yours truly, with the support of a lovely woman by the name of Joelle, the first side, A Time You May Embrace, was released independently in 2012 through my own label, Parlour Door Music. The second installment, A Time To Refrain From From Embracing, will be available this autumn. Over 14's welcome. Support from Nick Williams.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring House On Fire, Poco Tiger, Dos Hermanos Locos & Bears. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, September 13th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Alice Amelia, Joel Peter, Faux Flux & Prisoner's Cinema. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MICK FLANNERY

    The Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £10 adv

    Monday, September 9th, 2013

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    Irish wunderkind Mick Flannery is returning to the UK for a 6-city tour to coincide with the release of his latest album Red To Blue on Monday, 2nd September. After recently headlining Galway Arts Festival and an Australian tour, this will be Mick’s first time back in the UK since supporting The Cranberries last October at The Hammersmith Apollo. The former stonemason has gathered critical acclaim in his native Ireland for Red To Blue. The third album from the former stonemason rocketed to #1 on the Irish album chart in March, occupying the top spot for three weeks, cementing the popularity gained from his previous, massively acclaimed effort “White Lies”. Influenced by his music-enthusiast parents, Mick developed a love of folk and blues from an early age. He started writing songs at 15, and tasted success for the first time winning a song writing competition judged by his hero Tom Waits. It is no surprise then, that Mick is often compared to a young Waits along with other strong-willed, evocative songwriters including Ray LaMontagne. Over 18's only. Support from The Pierce Brothers & Warsaw Radio.

  • DON KOMODO

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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    SUPPORT FROM THE BASIS + DAMN DIRTY HUMANS + CLIPPER. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale NOW.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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    Featuring Jetpack Elastic, Moth, The Kingsmiths & Lhuna. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • FURYON + CORE OF IO

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Friday, September 6th, 2013

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    FURYON + CORE OF IO

    UK Rockers Furyon with original line-up are currently writing 2nd album after the success of their debut 'Gravitas' and performances at Download, Bloodstock, High Voltage & Hammerfest. Support from Core Of iO who launch the new single 'It's All Yours' and Crimson Trace. Over 14's welcome.

  • SKATERS

    The Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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    Michael Ian Cummings and Noah Rubin formed SKATERS in 2012, and spent a year trading demos between Los Angeles and London with guitarist Joshua Hubbard. The three met up in NYC’s Chinatown to create their own art zine, YONKS, (expect future issues soon) and record their debut EP, Schemers, which was given away for free on the band’s website and drew immediate critical praise. SKATERS recently finished their debut full-length album with producer John Hill, which will be out soon. Look for tour dates in U.S. and Europe throughout 2013. Over 18's only. Support from Two Jackals, Kind Sirs & Edward Sansom.

  • DAWES

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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    LA rock quartet Dawes are pleased to announce additional tour dates for 2013. After recently wrapping up a life-changing trip to Rwanda where the band helped the U.N. charity Nothing But Nets raise awareness & funds to protect refugee families from malaria and a successful run at this year’s SXSW Music Festival, Dawes are currently on the road touring a number of independent record stores across America, performing songs off their forthcoming full-length album, the Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones)-produced, Stories Don’t End (April 9, HUB Records). Immediately following the current tour, Dawes will then support the legendary Bob Dylan on a number of dates before heading to The Haunt in Brighton on September 4th! “Your new favorite band.” – American Songwriter. “With a straight-ahead sound and vivid songwriting, the Los Angeles-based group has racked up acclaim and a strong following.” – The Wall Street Journal. Over 14's welcome. Support from Marcus Foster.

  • CAITLIN ROSE

    Proud Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, £14 adv

    Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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    If you fell in love with Nashville’s Caitlin Rose and her garlanded 2010 debut album, Own Side Now, you were in good company. Led by her golden nectar voice, an irrepressible personality matched with a gift for emotionally direct songwriting, and deliciously melodic country sounds, Caitlin Rose beguiled and flat-out, jaw-droppingly impressed wherever she turned. Racking up Albums of the Week plaudits from The Sunday Times, The Independent, Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard, to Albums of the Year placings from Rough Trade Shops (#4), The Sunday Times (#3 Best Newcomer of 2010 and #2 Best Song for ‘Shanghai Cigarettes’), Time Magazine (#7), The Sun (#11) and remarkably Album of the Year at the Nashville Scene newspaper. Festival audiences swooned to her magnetic stage presence at the iTunes Festival, on the main stage at Green Man, while End of the Road demanded an encore performance and upgraded her to the Big Top stage. She covered the Arctic Monkeys for a Record Store Day 7” released on Domino. From radio sessions with Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and many more, to a sterling debut UK TV performance on BBC TV Newsnight Review, even the likes of venerated songwriter Nick Lowe chipped in, giving Caitlin Rose the nod for her cover of ‘Lately I’ve Let Things Slide’ on the Lowe Country tribute album. At 25, Caitlin Rose returns with her follow up album, The Stand-In. The scope of her progression as an artist is palpable from the outset, and Rose herself concurs. “I have a tendency to work small so this album is like my first attempt at a high kick,” acknowledging Own Side Now as a more pared down recording. With the warm and rousing, full-band depth of ‘No One to Call’, she immediately signals not only her personal growth but the maturing of the musical relationships within the band, and crucially, the sense of a collective pull in the same direction. “Self-exploration isn't something to take lightly and I learned a lot about myself this time around, but this was more of a team effort than anything I've ever done.” Over 18's only.

  • RORY INDIANA

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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    Support from Kir Rabu, Cub Shuffi & Ponc, Stacks and Fickle Friends. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Black Bonds, Thieves & Shadows, Classic Plastic & 100 Robots. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, August 30th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Black Fire Rising, The Valettas, Sympathy For An Idiot & Lets Make Castles. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE WEDDING PRESENT PLAY 'THE HIT PARADE'

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 3pm, £20 day ticket

    Sunday, August 25th, 2013

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    At The Edge Of The Sea day 2 with The Wedding Present performing 'The Hit Parade'. Also feat. Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Terry de Castro, Sivu, The Brownies and Cinerama playing Va Va Voom Side B. Weekend and day tickets are available here: http://www.musicglue.com/attheedgeofthesea/

  • DUCKTAILS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, August 25th, 2013

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    Ducktails, the increasingly less "solo" endeavour of Matt Mondanile (also of Real Estate), is set to release The Flower Lane, which is the project's fourth album and his first for Domino. Recorded and mixed over the summer of 2012 with Al Carlson (Peaking Lights, Oneohtrix Point Never) the ten track album will hit the streets on January 28th to be preceded by the single release of effervescent pop gem, "Letter of Intent". Taking a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases toward the more collaborative environment of the studio, Matt Mondanile roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. The ten songs on The Flower Lane move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout. With brooding seducers "Under Cover", "The Flower Lane" and "Sedan Magic" along with a stunning cover of founding Clean/Chills member Peter Gutteridge's "Planet Phrom", the ambient pop of The Flower Lane is, from start to finish, as spirited as the time these folks had recording it. Support came in many forms, from the backing of the New Jersey band Big Troubles to contributions from Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Joel Ford (Ford + Lopatin), Madeline Follin (Cults) and Sam Mehran (Outer Limitz), to name a few, The Flower Lane defies the cliché of "embracing the big studio" by successfully making the songs feel immediate on an emotional level after they've passed through the dozen other wizardly minds of the studio collaboration while still conveying the fun they had working together. In association with Be Nothing. Over 18's only.

  • THE WEDDING PRESENT PLAY 'GEORGE BEST'

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 3pm, £20 day ticket

    Saturday, August 24th, 2013

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    THE WEDDING PRESENT PLAY 'GEORGE BEST'

    At The Edge Of The Sea day 1 with The Wedding Present performing 'George Best'. Also feat. The Twilight Sad, Flying Wing and Cinerama playing Va Va Voom Side A. Weekend and day tickets are available here: http://www.musicglue.com/attheedgeofthesea/.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, August 24th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Lanes, Spacenoid, Bad Billy Band & Kokopelli. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Speak, Ed Reed, The Elevaters & Beautiful Country. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ROBERT DELONG

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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    ROBERT DELONG

    Robert DeLong is the perfect artist to bring electronic dance music to Glassnote, home of Mumford & Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix and more. A one-man futuristic dance party with beats as cerebral as Orbital and club-ready as Calvin Harris, DeLong is also a profoundly gifted singer/songwriter who raises questions about identity and spirituality. Those two elements join together on his debut album Just Movement, a dazzling collection of dance beats, pop hooks and thought-provoking queries that could very well be the soundtrack for 2013. Over 18's only. Support from King Dinosaur & Salt Ashes.

  • GALLOWS

    The Boileroom Guildford, 7pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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    We are delighted to announce our first show in Guildford and it's a cracker! Gallows will play at this intimate venue in preparation for Reading and Leeds Festival. Support from Palm Reader, Rough Hands & Drones. Over 14's welcome.

  • GLASS SINES

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, August 17th, 2013

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    GLASS SINES

    Glass Sines are a Brighton based 4 piece that pride themselves on being a bit different, taking an electronic/synth base and blending it with acoustic and electric guitars lines, vocals and classic violin. Their Live show is always a crowd pleaser, watch them take you from the lighter, melodic side right through to the kicking - with infectious energy. With a single release planned for later this year, supported by Radio 1 and 6Music, these guys are a must see! Over 18's only.

  • CULT OF LUNA

    The Haunt Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Monday, August 12th, 2013

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    Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna will be touring their sixth studio album 'Vertikal' in 2013, which is their first studio album in five years. The new album is thematically influenced by the cult 1927 Fritz Lang film 'Metropolis', with its "hypnotic backdrop of machinery and repetition". The band's hiatus has involved them working heavily on their new sound, as well as preparing for an incredible live show that will justifiably showcase their new material. Transferring the linear structures of the album into a live setting is no mean feat, so this exceptional live show is guaranteed to be an absolute treat for any Cult of Luna fan. Unmissable. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, August 10th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The King Zoots, Audio Mime, The Repeat Offenders & This Modern Youth. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, August 10th, 2013

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    DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL

    "Departure From Normal were definitely the reason there was such a good turnout on the night.", " DFN were rocking the room, constantly keeping the tempo and atmosphere wild" and "Each member was performing as well as the next, giving it their all and playing original material that you can’t really find anywhere else". Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, August 9th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Call Me Jolene, The Long Goodbye, 2 String Slim & Das Fenster. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MONSTER MAGNET

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £18 adv

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

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    MONSTER MAGNET

    Monster Magnet formed in 1989, fusing a template born of metal, punk, space rock and psychedelic influences. The band soon developed a sludgy, feedback-heavy hard rock sound that helped them stand out from the era's burgeoning retro-rock movement. With 1995's "Dopes to Infinity", MONSTER MAGNET achieved interstellar overdrive, and become international superstars. Two years worth of world tours with the likes of Aerosmith, Metallica, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson made MONSTER MAGNET a household name. Described as a "mind-expansion team" by The New York Times, New Jersey's MONSTER MAGNET is hands down one of the most explosive and exciting stoner rock bands of the last two decades. Over 14's only. Support from Godsized & Machine People.

  • BAND OF SKULLS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Old Market, Hove, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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    BAND OF SKULLS *SOLD OUT!*

    Support from The Wytches. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Cryptics, The Bright Ones, Indigo Beach & Edward Sansom. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, July 27th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Black Rooster Black Shag, Paper Playground & Love Stays Alive. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, July 19th, 2013

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    Featuring Astrid's Tea Party, Damn Dirty Humans, Strange Cages & The Vril. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LOCAL NATIVES

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £18 adv

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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    Local Natives have added an one-off intimate date at Brighton Concorde 2 on 16 July. The new date come as the band looks forward to their largest UK tour to date, beginning this October. The band will be playing songs from their critically acclaimed new album Hummingbird – available now. Praise for Hummingbird.. “... current frontrunners for unexpectedly brilliant comeback of 2013” - 8/10, NME. “... unhurried melancholia, topped with searing vocals” - 4*, The Observer. “... small gestures that provide great rewards” - 8.1, Pitchfork. “... transcend influences and comes of age” - 4*, Q. “A rich, daring return” - 8/10, Clash. Over 14's welcome. In association with Live Nation.

  • BLOW OUT

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 8.30pm, FREE ENTRY!!

    Friday, July 12th, 2013

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    A FREE ENTRY PARTY!! BLOW OUT in association with Jack Daniels featuring Traams, Running Dogs, Trampolene, Birdskulls, Golding and more. Over 18's only.

  • TRASH TALK

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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    Forwards ever, backwards never. In a perfect world, those four words would tell you everything you need to know about Sacramento thrash-punk juggernaut Trash Talk. But in a perfect world, these four furious scions of guitar-wrought destruction wouldn't exist. Lee, Garrett and Spencer are fueled by our ugly, and they give it back in spades. The Trash Talk live grind is a notorious thing -- an anarchic, energetic and often painful paean to otherwise oppressed angst that's unsurprisingly found footing all over the world, from the U.S. to Europe, to Australia and Japan. And in between that nearly ceaseless touring, the band's matched its on-the-road fervor with an impressive collection of recorded brutality, from 2009's "East of Eden" single featuring vocals from hardcore icon Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!), to 2010's ragged full-length masterpiece Eyes & Nines, to their split 7-inch with Wavves. Their latest full length record "119" adds in the always unquantifiable never conventional entity that is Odd Future. Forwards ever, backwards never. Over 18's only. Support from Astroid Boys.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, July 6th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Moodhoover, Pirate Video Company, Legend In Japan, The Call Back Academy & Tough Luck Kid. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • HIGH TYDE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, July 5th, 2013

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    HIGH TYDE

    Support from Don Komodo & Clipper! Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Standard Lamps, The Speak, The Dates & The Kingsmiths. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 8pm, FREE ENTRY

    Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Black Fire Rising, Bored Games & The Valettas. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, June 28th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Repeat Prescriptions, Midnight Wire, Karlek, Victims Athletic. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • PiL

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £25 adv

    Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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    An incredibly special 2012 for PiL, saw the band release ‘This Is PiL’ their first album for 20 years to huge critical acclaim. From their phenomenal live performance at BBC 6 Birthday Celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall to performing at The Record Store Day Official Launch, followed by two sold-out truly sensational shows at London’s Heaven Nightclub and a North American Tour, it was a year filled with many major highlights. 2013 is now set to be another unique year in PiL’s history. With the band touring China for the first time ever along with shows in Japan and Australia this March and April PiL can announce they will return to the UK in June…. Playing 9th June - Oxford 02 Academy, 10th June - Leicester 02 Academy, 27th June - Brighton Dome, and 28th June - Manchester Ritz. Support from Running Dogs. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • REBELUTION + KATCHAFIRE

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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    REBELUTION + KATCHAFIRE

    California based rock / reggae group, Rebelution, will head to Europe in June to perform at the Glastonbury and GoldCoast Festivals, headline shows in London, Brighton, Bristol, Southampton and Milton Keynes as well as a performance at the Sumol Festival in Portugal. This will be Rebelution’s first trip back to Europe after their 2010 tour supporting 2009’s “Bright Side of Life” album. Currently, Rebelution is on their annual Winter tour around the United States, headlining 43 venues in support of their third self -released LP “Peace of Mind”, released in 2012 and debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, #1 Reggae, as well as #4 album on all of iTunes. Katchafire are an all Maori reggae band from Hamilton, who have achieved phenomenal success over the last few years. Their debut album, the prophetically named Revival release by Mai Music, has sold in excess of 45,000 copies with Giddy Up being the biggest selling single of 2003. 2004’s follow up, Slow Burning, was similarly well received, selling 20,000 copies in the first week of release. The acclaim has not just been in New Zealand though: two tours to Hawaii in 2006 have resulted in sales of 14,000 copies of Revival, and Slow Burning was released there in March 2007. A promotional campaign in the UK last year also garnered amazing feedback from Don Letts (Acclaimed documentary maker and Clash tour DJ) and David Katz (Music journalist) amongst others, and radio plays from Steve Barker (BBC), Charlie Gillet (BBC) and, most importantly, David Rodigan (Kiss FM and others), who highly rates their orthodox approach. Support from Josh Bevan. Over 16's only.

  • CHRIS SIMMONS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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    2013 has finally seen the long awaited single release from the South Coast’s favourite son, Chris Simmons. Taken from the first in a series of EP’s preceding a new album, You Could Have It All has long been a crowd favourite with the loyal battalion of travelling Simmons fans, The video clocked up over 20,000 views in the first week following exposure on various blogs and the NME website; and the third track, a cover of the MGMT hit ‘Kids’ has been hailed as one of the great re-interpretations of last year. Chris ended the year with a tremendously well received Australian tour following his UK dates and is now booking in a full schedule for 2013. Having opened for, or toured with the likes of Squeeze; The Kooks; Jackson Browne; The Maccabees; Seth Lakeman; Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly; Beth Orton; Finlay Quaye, Suede and Ocean Colour Scene, Chris Simmons is not wanting for support amongst his peers. In fact, Squeeze legend Chris Difford has himself contributed to the forthcoming releases with a couple of co-writes to aid the cause, most notably the stunning track The Watchmaker. High praise indeed. Over 14's welcome. Support from Matt Carpanini & Tom Staniford.

  • THE VIRGINS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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    Support from Run Young Lovers, Stacks and Indigo Beach. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, June 21st, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Victorian Hunter, The Evil Son & The Frank Melena Band. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • HOLD FIRE

    The Blind Tiger Brighton, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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    Brighton band Hold Fire have toured the UK, France and also Japan, where they have released two singles and a mini-album. Their debut full length 'Keys To The City' was recorded with producer Youth (The Verve, Paul McCartney) and is available to buy on iTunes. On Saturday 15th June they return to the stage after 18 months away to play songs from their 8 year history. Over 16's welcome. 16's/17's to be accompanied by an adult. Support from Half Hour Hotel & Lyla.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Art Club, Clubfoot, House On Fire & Alex Thomas. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE BLACK FIELDS *SOLD OUT!*

    Green Door Store Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, June 15th, 2013

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    Bringing lawless Americana to Brighton for almost a decade, making music together on many different projects, for the last three years this group of Brighton-based musicians have become The Black Fields. The Black Fields’ songs and lyrics dwell in the dark and depraved worlds of the wild west, latino prostitutes, lovelorn lost artists, and bare-knuckle fighters, demanding comparisons to Tom Waits at his most twisted and Nick Cave at his most snarling and, at times, mournful and melancholic. This relentless narrative is propelled by a cinematic and upbeat guitar sound that transports you straight into a New Orleans dive-bar, an illicit whiskey-soaked music hall in the midst of Prohibition, or simply the opening credits of a Tarantino movie. But their heart and soul may be in the history and culture of Spain, bringing a unique edge to their sound unlike that of any other simple disciples of rock and blues. Over 18's only. Support from Apples & Eve. Tickets on sale Friday 3rd May.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £4 entry

    Friday, June 14th, 2013

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    Dorey The Wise, Treehead, Kind Sirs & Ghost Of Future Past. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, £20 adv, 7pm

    Friday, June 7th, 2013

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    JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS

    John Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as 'the blueprint for my first two or three albums.' Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while '90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band's pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx's 'cinematic sci-fi vocals' as one of their collaborations and although this didn't happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx. Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay - the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they released their third album Evidence to rave reviews in early 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin. In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin. Over 14's welcome. Support from Vile Electrodes.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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    Hawka Hurricane, Mantora, Dethonator & Director's Cut. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, May 31st, 2013

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    Featuring Click Click Drone, The Elevaters, Dizzy Tales & Ottermatic. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • TIGERCUB

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £4 adv

    Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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    "Grunge is back with a British twist. TIGERCUB make hard, abrasive pop. Expect, big drums, screeching vocals and big riffs from this hotly tipped three-piece. Take the wit and invention of Wire and the aggresion of Nirvana, mix it up with Beatle-esque melodies and your nearly there. Following the viral success of their debut release 'Little Rope' in Jan 2013, TIGERCUB have been playing to ever more eager and chaotic crowds. 2013 has already seen them receive national radio play on BBC 6Music and Little Rope was one of the most popular tracks on the OIB Records Sea Monsters 3 compilation. The band are off on tour with Dinosaur Pile Up for two weeks from April 24th before returning home to Brighton to tear up The Green Door Store with some of their favourite local talent. Support on the night will be three of Brighton's hottest new bands: The Semper Teens, Animal Language and The Flash Gordons. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS 14+ SPECIAL

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £5 on the door

    Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS 14+ SPECIAL

    Featuring Departure From Normal, Fitsroy, The Harbour, Fearless Heroes & Don Komodo. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Friday, May 24th, 2013

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    “When I talk about energy, commitment, vibes and excitement – you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Gentleman’s Dub Club” – David Rodigan MBE “GDC are in our Top Ten Biz Session for 2012” – The Sun. “Out of the whole new breed of reggae and roots acts around GDC are the most skankingly wicked and always smash it live and on record…immense!” - Rob Da Bank. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, May 24th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Candela, Infinites, Kerela & Smokin' Aces. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LUCY SPRAGGAN *SOLD OUT!*

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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    LUCY SPRAGGAN *SOLD OUT!*

    Due to the outstanding sell out success of her tour so far, Lucy Spraggan has added more dates... Luckily for you Coalition Brighton is one. Get your tickets quick, this show will be a sell out. Over 14's welcome.

  • ALLISTER

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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    PLAYING 'LAST STOP SUBURBIA' IN FULL FOR IT'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY! Allister was formed in Chicago, Illinois under their original name Phineas Gage by high school (James B. Conant H.S.) classmates John Hamada (vocals/guitar) and Tim Rogner (vocals/drums) with Eric "Skippy" Mueller (bass) in 1996. The following year, they changed their name to Allister, paying homage to Alasdair Gillis from the Canadian TV show You Can't Do That on Television. Upon being submitted a short demo tape, Drive-Thru Records decided to put out their debut release: a 7 inch vinyl record containing four songs, titled You Can't Do that on Vinyl (1998). Before the end of the year, Allister added another guitarist to the band, so Mueller took over guitar duties while Scott Murphy joined on bass. In 1999, Drive-Thru Records released the band's full-length CD Dead Ends and Girlfriends with that very line-up. The catchy 28-minute album, which was recorded with a production budget of a mere $700, featured playful yet promising pop punk tunes, along with covers of the Fraggle Rock theme song and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It that Way". Within the following years, Mueller quit Allister. Hamada eventually quit as well, after tracking some songs for the group's follow-up record. Rogner replaced Mueller on the rhythm guitar, while Rogner's younger brother Chris filled Hamada's shoes on lead guitar and David Rossi joined on drums. With the aid of producer Chris Fudurich, the band recorded their second full-length album Last Stop Suburbia in 2002, showcasing a certain degree of growth in the songwriting of Rogner and Murphy. The album featured several fan-favorites, such as "Radio Player", "Overrated" and "Somewhere on Fullerton" (an ode to the legendary Chicago punk venue, Fireside Bowl), though the band had to part ways with both Rossi and Chris Rogner, who would concentrate on his own band August Premier. The band added Kyle Lewis (guitar) — formerly of Showoff, Now She's Gone and The Fold — and Mike Leverence (drums); formerly of PARR5, the following year. Last Stop Suburbia reached No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Over 14's welcome. Support from Hero & As It Is.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL *SOLD OUT!*

    Various Brighton Venues, Various Times, £49.50 adv

    Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL *SOLD OUT!*

    The Great Escape is excited to announce the first acts confirmed to perform over 16th-18th May when it returns to Brighton for its eighth year running. Firmly established as Europe’s answer to SXSW, this year’s three day festival will present the hottest emerging talent, from the local to the international, to over 16,000 music lovers in 30+ venues. With the foundations of another taste-making line-up already in place the first acts announced sees an eclectic collection of genres come together to form a compelling hybrid of sounds; from the melodies of dreamy lo-fi pop trio UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA to the reflective and rapturous compositions of critically acclaimed TOM ODELL to the immersive soundscapes of KING KRULE and thrashing guitars of US melodic hardcore outfit TITLE FIGHT. The preliminary program also includes the haunting ballads of 1940s lounge singer-by-way-of Graceland EDDI FRONT, electro innovators ALUNAGEORGE, dancehall DJ master DAVID RODIGAN, ferocious genre-distorting grime artist SCRUFIZZER and slick synth magic from lyrical electro-pop threesome CHVRCHES. This year’s festival will also see the return of the magnificent BΔSTILLE*, who first dished out doses of their own-brand of melodic storytelling at a tiny venue to rapturous crowds in 2011, and now two years later will storm the festivals biggest stage. Following the release of their much anticipated debut album out in March, the four piece will play the Brighton Dome at TGE 2013.

  • THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Friday, May 10th, 2013

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    Having sold over 500,000 albums, The Pigeon Detectives are back with the first single ‘Animal’ taken from their fourth studio album due later in the year. Last night, Zane Lowe exclusively played ‘Animal’ (22nd January) and the track is now available as a free download via the bands website. The single will also be for sale via all good online retailers from 28th January 2013. "Animal is one of those songs that we knew would work well in front of a live audience as soon as we started writing it. It's an exciting tune with a raw sinister edge to it, but it still retains all the catchiness usually associated with The Pigeon Detectives. We all agreed it was the song to set our stall out with and the in your face guitars is a statement of intent." Matt Bowman (vocals). The Pigeon Detectives aren’t just still standing, they’re about to embark on their most honest, raw, real and exciting phase yet. We suggest you get on board. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from MUST.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, May 4th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Marlipins, The King Zoots, Easthead & Kind Sirs. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE DAUNTS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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    THE DAUNTS

    “‘The Daunts’ came out of nowhere in November of 2012, launching to a sell out crowd of 480 at St Pauls Chapel in the centre of their home town of Worthing, setting a record attendance for the venue in the process. ‘The Daunts’ came together over a common love and respect for the bare bones rock n roll sound; the main influences being ‘The Band’, ‘Rolling Stones’, ‘ACDC’, ‘The Beatles’, ‘The Doors’ to name but a few. ‘The Daunts’ deliver Dirty, gravelly rock n roll; a combination of hard hitting drums, layered harmonies, retro kit and a live show packed with punch and energy; ‘The Daunts’ are a band you just gotta see”. Support from The Light Brigade. Over 14's welcome.

  • JAMIE N COMMONS

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Monday, April 29th, 2013

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    SORRY THE SHOW IS CANCELLED DUE TO JAMIE LOSING HIS VOICE. REFUNDS FROM POINT OF PURCHASE. Born in the U.K and raised in Chicago, this 22 year old singer is currently based in deep south London. His musical tastes lie with Blues, Gospel, Swamp Rock and Big Band, his favourite album is Duane Allman – An Anthology (Capricorn). In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome. Support from Dancing Years.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Come The Spring, A Room Swept White, The Chaser & Ugly Love. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • DANIEL & THE SCANDALS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, April 27th, 2013

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    DANIEL & THE SCANDALS

    Support from High Tyde, The Basis & Room Service! Over 14's welcome.

  • HADOUKEN! *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Friday, April 26th, 2013

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    HADOUKEN! *SOLD OUT!*

    Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, April 26th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Stacks, Raleigh Ritchie, Lifecycle & Frankie & The Teardrops. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MOULETTES

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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    MOULETTES

    Moulettes are an alt.folk-rock band from the southern and western counties of this fair isle. They have been together since their mid-teens, earlier this century, and have just released their second album. Ex-Moulette Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons recently returned to the fold to help record this new collection, The Bear’s Revenge , and earlier this year they played several dates with the Mumford boys. Seasick Steve has used violinist Georgina on his latest album and live shows (alongside John Paul Jones of Led Zep); bassoonist, Ruth Skipper has recorded with Paul Heaton; and cellist Hannah has just contributed to a new album helmed by Adrian McNally of The Unthanks. Moulettes’ charismatic, idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music – which incorporates elements of prog and alt.rock, pop and Classical– has bewitched crowds at many festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Larmer Tree and Latitude where they played the BBC’s Late Junction stage. The album has been garnering airplay from several legends of British broadcasting including Bob Harris of Old Grey Whistle Test fame, Lauren Laverne and Cerys Matthews. And has received several very good reviews indeed. Over 14's welcome. Support from The Slytones, Robert Vincent & Woodland Blue.

  • WHILE SHE SLEEPS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

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    All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, ‘This Is The Six’. Over 14's welcome. Support from Feed The Rhino & Deadharts.

  • THE OTHER TRIBE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, April 20th, 2013

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    It starts with darkness, and then the drums. The throb of sub-bass slowly looping it's way out the system sucks you in, and then erupts into an onslaught of pounding beats, wild colour, explosive synths and sheer dance-or-die tribal energy. It's hard to understate – or forget – the force of your initiation into The Other Tribe. Coming out of the city that can't stop producing visceral, addictive dance music, The Other Tribe were formed in Bristol a couple of years ago. A gig here, a dj set there, chance meetings and late nights watching the sun come up made The Other Tribe the snarling, six piece live dance act that it is now. From the moment they start until the moment the last pulse fades from the sound system, their live set is a relentless, continuous trip interlaced with hooks that lodge themselves into your pummelled cranium. “It’s whispered…It’s almost dirty” purred the local student mag, Skint Magazine. “If you see one new band this year, make sure it’s the Other Tribe. I dare you not to dance.” They're the band you watch when you need a shot of adrenalin in your life. They're the band you lose yourself to in a sweaty warehouse party and the band you can't stop dancing to in a sun-drenched field. Over 14's welcome. Support from Mausi, Object Object & The Chances.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, April 20th, 2013

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    Featuring Arivmia, Degree Of Arc, Ethycs & Crimson Trace. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Nick Williams, The May Birds, Sean De Burca & Southern Sunrise. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, April 12th, 2013

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    Featuring Devil In Detail, Gamble Street, Charged & Puppet Kings. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • RYAN KEEN

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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    Meet English born and bred singer-songwriter Ryan Keen - an artist carving out his own unique niche in music. Combining emotionally driven lyrics and warm vocals with his rhythmic-percussive guitar playing, Keen's songs recall a wealth of influences ranging from Buena Vista Social Club to Bert Jansch, Coldplay to BB King. Hailing from picturesque South Devon, the 24 year-old picked up his first guitar on his 8th Birthday. From then on he began to learn one style after another: acoustic, electric, classical but most noticeably flamenco, a style that is deeply rooted in the rhythmic-percussive finger-picking technique that he is known for today. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • EMMURE

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 6pm, £13 adv

    Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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    Emmure, the band that take their name from a form of execution, are set to play Concorde 2 on The Mosh Lives Tour this coming April. Joining Emmure on stage include Chelsea Grin, Obey The Brave, Attila and Buried in Verona. Emmure keep it simple and straight-forward, coupled with vocalis Frankie Palmeri's brutal openness and honesty which connects to people on a level that few others can. Everyone has demons and dark sides to their lives, but this group shows that everyone can deal with these types of issues in a productive way. Emmure have gained the loyalty of the metal community and legions of rabid fans, but make no mistake if you disrespect them you will be left sleeping with the fishes. For a night of untamed heavy metal get your tickets now to avoid disappointment. In the meantime enjoy the above latest video treat 'MDMA' from Emmure. Over 14's welcome.

  • FILTHY BOY

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, April 6th, 2013

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    Filthy Boy, who hurtled into 2013 with a Palma Violets support slot the same night Zane Lowe declared them his Next Hype on Radio 1, signed to Stranger Records at the end of last year. ‘Waiting on the Doorstep’ / ‘Mental Conditions’ is the first single proper to be taken from their debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’ and is released on 31st March, the day before the album itself on 1st April. Over 18's only.

  • SAM SMITH

    Unitarian Church, 8pm, £7 adv

    Saturday, April 6th, 2013

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    Sam Smith made his mark when he provided guest vocals on one of the biggest tracks for 2012, Disclosure’s “Latch”. ‘Lay Me Down’ is Sam’s first debut single, a heartfelt and poignant track that underlines Sam’s completely unique and powerful vocal. It follows on from the stripped back acoustic video of the track Sam that was uploaded recently, going viral instantly and receiving over 145,000 views. For “Lay Me Down” Sam enlisted the help of his friends Disclosure as the garage-house UK duo produced the track which was exclusively premiered by Annie Mac on her Radio 1 show commenting 'He is a genuinely talented man, and this song just goes to show it'. All ages welcome. Support from Stuart Warwick.

  • FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND *SOLD OUT!*

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Friday, April 5th, 2013

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    Funeral For A Friend’s ‘Conduit’ is the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’, an album which saw the band approach their music with renewed vigour following the addition of new members Gavin Burrough and Richard Boucher. ‘Conduit’ also features the addition of drummer Pat Lundy (previously of Rise To Remain) following long-time drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards’ departure earlier this year. Of Lundy’s addition to the line-up and his contribution to this album, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says “I think Pat's been the missing piece of the puzzle for us, his attitude and love of playing really brought a new level of excitement to the band. His playing live and on this record really adds a sense of power that we've never had. It became apparent that our relationship with each other was the strongest we've had in this band since the very first few releases and we knew that was special. We were all pulling for the same thing and we didn't care what anyone else felt outside of the five of us.” Over 14's welcome.

  • WILD BELLE

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

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    Elliot Bergman and his younger sister, Natalie (Belle) Bergman, have recently put the finishing touches on Isles, the first full-length album of music written and performed by the siblings under their collective band name Wild Belle. Recorded with fellow electronics wizard Bill Skibbe at Keyclub Recordings in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Isles premieres, across ten spellbinding new songs, Wild Belle's fully-realized dream-pop-dance music, the combination, says Elliot, "of elemental things and electricity." Over 18's only. Support from The New Union & Nothing But Thieves.

  • TOM STANIFORD

    The Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Sunday, March 31st, 2013

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    TOM STANIFORD

    "Lesson Still Young demonstrates Tom as one of the finest male vocalists we have encountered thus far" - SQ Magazine. "Listen to his EP and if you are not captured immediately, I beg you to see Tom play live" - Hi! Magazine. "A songwriter who has the ability and bravery to do something different and amazing" - Mako Music. Tom Staniford's brand new Elizabeth EP will be available 31st March 2013. Support from House Of Hats & Jack Hooper. Over 18's only. Tickets on sale Friday 22nd February.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, March 29th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Cage The Gods, The Leavers, Fight & Subliminals. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JOHN SMITH

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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    2012 has been an exciting year for John. As well as finishing writing and recording songs for his forthcoming new album, John has spent much of the year touring with Lisa Hannigan and her band, and doing some supports across Europe, US, UK, Ireland and more recently Japan with Joe Henry. It was on a recent round of UK supports that John and Richard Hawley formed a bond and Hawley extended the invite to John to join him on the Irish dates in December. As a warm up to playing new songs live, John has announced a show in London St Pancras Old Church on 31st Jan 2013. John will be previewing new songs as well as material from his two previous albums, with more shows and album release plans to follow early in the new year. Don't miss this early chance to catch this 30 year-old songster from Devon and his engaging performances. He is a dazzling and inventive guitarist with a jaw-dropping, unconventional percussive guitar style, and possessor of an unforgettable honeyed gravel growl of a voice that belies his age and background. Over 14's welcome. Support from Chris Simmons.

  • RIZZLE KICKS

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £15 adv

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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    RIZZLE KICKS

    We're very pleased to announce that Rizzle Kicks will return to Brighton Dome to play a one-off benefit in support of Audio Active. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets here: http://brightondome.org/event/2865/rizzle_kicks/.

  • RAE MORRIS

    Marlborough Theatre Brighton, £7 adv, 8pm

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID. Rae Morris is a twenty-year old singer-songwriter, who only recently discovered her voice and started writing and performing. Having left college just last year, Rae spent the rest of 2011 gigging in her hometown and embarking on support slots across the country. 2012 has seen Rae move on to bigger and bigger shows, supporting the likes of Noah and the Whale and Bombay Bicycle Club on their nationwide tours, as well as playing festivals, including Bushstock, Dot To Dot, Kendal Calling, Lounge On The Farm, Rockness, The Great Escape, Belladrum, Hop Farm and Deershed, to name a few. September saw Rae playing her first headline London show, at Cecil Sharp House, which was completely sold out. One of Rae’s earlier tracks, ‘Don’t Go’, was chosen to feature on the last ever episode of the TV series Skins in April. The accompanying video of Rae performing that track live has had a staggering 285,000 views since then. She was also ‘adopted’ by Burberry, recording 2 acoustic sessions for the design house (‘Wait A While’ and ‘Back To Front’) and having her song ‘Walls’ featured on the Burberry catwalk during London Fashion week. Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BASTILLE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, March 25th, 2013

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    BASTILLE *SOLD OUT!*

    It seems there is no stopping London-based Bastille who’s ever increasing fanbase are clearly connecting with the band’s haunting melodies, strong narratives and rhythmic backbone. A busy summer saw them play over 30 festivals, and culminated in a storming, tent-packed set at Reading and a live performance on BBC3. Having only released a couple of singles, and yet to release a debut album, Bastille have already sold out two headline tours this year and last week headlined London’s Koko, which sold out months in advance and saw fans ecstatically singing along to every word. ‘Flaws’ is the band’s third single to be released on Virgin records and has received great support across Radio 1 where the band has been championed by Huw Stephens and Greg James. The single was playlisted across XFM, 6 Music, NME and Q Radio and received huge support from indie music bloggers. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from To Kill A King & Ramona Flower.

  • BRITISH SEA POWER *SOLD OUT!*

    The Old Market Hove, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Monday, March 25th, 2013

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    The Sunday Times: “The best band in Britain.” “Fuck this puerile drivel, we’re off to see British Sea Power” – a Rolling Stone review dismisses the entirety of a Reading Festival line-up in favour of BSP. Guy Garvey: “Not only do British Sea Power own the best name in history, they’re fucking great.” In 2013, ten years on from their debut album, British Sea Power are hitting their stride. New album Machineries Of Joy is a creative high, a superbly composed, multi-stylistic tour de force. Beautifully mechanised rhythms sits alongside wind-blasted Brontë-rock cinematics. Brain-bent garage thrash hurtles in. Support from East India Youth! Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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    Featuring Glass Sines, Impossible Things, Strange Cages & Karlek. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • *SOLD OUT!* CANCER BATS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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    Over 14's welcome. Support from Brutality Will Prevail and Empress.

  • *SOLD OUT!* STORNOWAY

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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    The Oxford quartet are proud to announce they have completed the follow-up to 2010ʼs award winning album Beachcomberʼs Windowsill, which to date has sold over 75,000 copies in the UK. Tales From Terra Firma is due for release in March 2013 and it marks a significant progression from Beachcomberʼs both compositionally, instrumentally and, in particular, lyrically. While beaming with an undeniable sophistication, Tales From Terra Firma retains the unique charm of their debut that entranced so many. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • THE INTERNET + KILO KISH

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Saturday, March 16th, 2013

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    THE INTERNET + KILO KISH

    The Internet is Matt Martians and Syd The Kyd, backed by their band of Imaginary Friends. Their debut LP, Purple Naked Ladies, came out from Odd Future Records to great acclaim. Kilo Kish.. "Wild curls frame Kilo Kish a.k.a Kish Robinson’s striking face. More often than not, you’ll find an oversized t-shirt, denim and a pair of Docs adorning her skinny frame. Like her hair, Kish appears soft and malleable, but is hard to tame. She was raised by her mother on the East Side of Orlando, Florida, a picturesque place dotted with lakes, peppered with palm trees and punctuated by sprawling golf courses and bewitching beaches. Kish loved growing up in the physically idyllic location, but her ambitious nature and penchant for hard work (the brainy beauty has always sought out academic challenges by participating in both gifted and accelerated programs) made her feel restless in a town best known for its tourist destinations. A strong desire to study design brought Kish to New York City where she is currently studying textile design at F.I.T. Over 16's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, March 15th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Denim, Chemical Smile, Audio Mime & Grand Parade. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MAN LIKE ME

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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    Man Like Me have announced their new album ‘Pillow Talk’, released through The Beats / Cartoon Records on March 3. The record, co-produced and mixed by Mike Skinner, has been recorded over the last two years and includes last summer’s cult smash single ‘Squeeze’, which Sunday Times Culture called “A bonkers and brilliant electro sugar-rush that deserves to be the hit of the summer”. The track caught the attention of Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw who gave the band huge support on Radio 1. Annie Mac even went as far as rewinding the track on its debut spin. Man Like Me are London based duo Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy. Their debut album ‘Man Like Me’ was released in 2009 and spurned the singles ‘Oh My Gosh’ and ‘Carny’. The band are famed for their riotous live shows, which feature (among other things) dance routines, full brass sections, processions through the audience, swinging from chandeliers (really) and usually Johnny stripping almost naked. Johnny and Peter forged a relationship with Mike Skinner earlier in 2012, when he was drafted in to mix a couple of tracks for the new album. He instantly fell in love with the band and insisted on having input on the entire record. The result is a collection of insanely catchy songs that straddle genres too numerous to list fully (or sometimes even identify). Backing vocals are provided in the most part by frequent collaborator Ade, except on ‘Lovestruck’, ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Fleetwood Mac’. Man Like Me recently supported Madness on their UK arena tour, performing in front of 150,000 people. The tour included two nights at the London O2 arena – their biggest shows to date! Over 14's welcome. Support from Mok.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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    Featuring The Vinyls, The Art Club, The Red Diamond Dragon Club & Love Buzzard. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, March 8th, 2013

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    Featuring Jipsy Magic, Echo & The Beats, Joshua Gilbert & Joel Peter. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE PRETTY THINGS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £18.50 adv

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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    THE PRETTY THINGS

    In the early 1960s, three bands led the British Beat Boom: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things. The wildest, most dangerous of them all were the Pretty Things. Their hard-edged blues-rock, influenced by Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed, transformed into psychedelic rock. ‘SF Sorrow’ was the first rock opera, preceding The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by six months. In the intervening years, The Pretty Things have lost none of their power or edge and are still fronted by lead singer Phil May and original Rolling Stones guitarist Dick Taylor. The year 2013 sees their 50th Anniversary Tour and Brighton is proud to be part of the celebrations Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of the greatest Rock bands of the last 50 years live, in concert. Over 14's welcome.

  • SAN CISCO

    The Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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    Indie-Pop 4 piece San Cisco are set to release their second UK single Wild Things through Columbia Records on February 18, 2013. The track is taken from their forthcoming self titled debut album, which is set for a UK release summer 2013. Another vibrant twinkling pop gem, Wild Things is the follow-up to their XFM playlisted Beach EP which was released in the UK in December 2012, around which the band performed sessions on both Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 Introducing, and Dan O’Connell’s XFM show. Also on Radio 1, Zane Lowe made Beach his Next Hype track, and Beach was Record of the Week on Huw’s show. Posing a more sophisticated sound from the band, Wild Things delves into layered, experimental pop while maintaining the shimmering guitar licks and riffs, intertwined with the dual vocals of Jordi and Scarlett. Support from Khushi & The New Union. Over 18's only.

  • THE JOY FORMIDABLE

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Monday, March 4th, 2013

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    THE JOY FORMIDABLE

    ‘‘Before we started work on this album, we'd found a new sense of clarity and confidence, not only as a band, but from a personal point of view. We've healed some of our demons, not all of them, but the outcome is that we're more focused and sure of ourselves. We are ambitious, and we're certainly not apologetic for that’. To me, being cool is not about pretending, not worrying about fitting in. As a band we are not going to change ourselves for anyone. All our favourite artists are and were unique , they led the pack, they didn't try to follow. Music is a discourse, and we want to challenge people to get involved and invest, to react and feel. We want to be a catalyst.’ ‘We want to expand the sound, to always move forward, to experiment more with composition and writing both for The Joy Formidable albums and other projects but we also want to challenge ourselves to find new ways all the time. To keep the sense that everything is possible.’ ‘Wolf’s Law’ will be released January 2013. Support from Kill It Kid & Night Engine.

  • MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER

    The Haunt Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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    Melody’s Echo Chamber is the name given to the work of Paris-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Melody Prochet. Possessing a penchant for wild-eyed psychedelia, homespun motorik rhythm and an effortless flair for the sort of melodic classicism redolent of chamber song, Prochet is at once both an aficionado of pop’s outer limits and off-kilter to its expectations. With her smoky, sensual voice and romantic presence, Prochet embodies a distinctive kind of elegance and bold sense-of-self long associated with France’s more notable musical exports. But as much as her national identity runs through the fibre of the eleven tracks that make up Melody’s Echo Chamber, there’s worldliness at play too; a looking beyond the fringes of personal experience to trawl through Europe’s art pop lineage – kraut, space-rock, dream-pop, electronica - in a way that’s as much cinematic in its scope as it is musical. Support from Fear Of Men. Over 14's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

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    Featuring Ham Legion, The Creaking Chair, The Evil Son & LSD-25. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, March 1st, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Saint Savanna, The Dancers, Farrow & Pizzabones. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • POST WAR YEARS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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    Post War Years are a glorious mess of contradictions. The group’s new tracks are simultaneously complex and epic, fuzzy and clear, and all underpinned by polyrhythmic beats that could start a party pretty much anywhere. It’s ecstatic music soaked in a deep love of forward-thinking electronic music. New song “The Bell” begins with militant beats straight out of Portishead’s Third and evolves into a synth-laden life-affirming slice of dancefloor-friendly magic. The title track from the band’s next EP “Glass House” is an understated instant classic; “Be Someone” is the Balearic-tinged sound of late summer lounging. Over 14's welcome. In association with Metropolis Music.

  • EXAMPLE

    The Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £25 adv

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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    Following a massive sold out tour in 2012, Example announces new headline arena dates that will see him kicking off 2013 in style. The huge 16-date tour will follow the release of brand new single ‘Say Nothing’, taken from his third studio album ‘The Evolution of Man’ out later this year. Live fans should prepare for a huge show, with killer Example production and a succession of monster hits from ‘Watch The Sun Come Up’ and ‘Kickstarts’ to last year’s No.1 smash hits ‘Stay Awake’ and the massive ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ as well as the recently released ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ feature with Calvin Harris, ‘Say Nothing’ and more brand new tunes. Support from Benga, Sway & Baller B. In association with KIlimanjaro. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE BRONX

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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    For the better part of a decade, The Bronx have played provocateurs. From their beginnings as an attack-mode hardcore band to their hardscrabble lives as road warriors to the twist of fate that led to their alter ego Mariachi El Bronx — an episode that itself was an act of defiance — the Los Angeles quintet has embraced a fierce independence. And as they prepare for the February 2013 release of their fourth rock album, one thing is for certain: The Bronx have grown up, but they haven't gone soft. Over 14's only. Support from Axis Of and These Monsters.

  • CAITLIN ROSE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Monday, February 25th, 2013

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    If you fell in love with Nashville’s Caitlin Rose and her garlanded 2010 debut album, Own Side Now, you were in good company. Led by her golden nectar voice, an irrepressible personality matched with a gift for emotionally direct songwriting, and deliciously melodic country sounds, Caitlin Rose beguiled and flat-out, jaw-droppingly impressed wherever she turned. Racking up Albums of the Week plaudits from The Sunday Times, The Independent, Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard, to Albums of the Year placings from Rough Trade Shops (#4), The Sunday Times (#3 Best Newcomer of 2010 and #2 Best Song for ‘Shanghai Cigarettes’), Time Magazine (#7), The Sun (#11) and remarkably Album of the Year at the Nashville Scene newspaper. Over 14's only. Venue upgraded to meet demand with original Green Door Store tickets valid. Support from Steelism.

  • THE LUMINEERS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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    THE LUMINEERS *SOLD OUT!*

    In 2011, an eponymous, self-recorded EP led to a self-booked tour, and before long The Lumineers started attracting devout fans, first across the Western US, then back in their old East Coast stamping grounds. Young, old and in-between, they’re drawn by songs like “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” Americana-inflected barnburners in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. They’re drawn by songs like “Slow it Down” and “Dead Sea,” slow, sultry ballads that suggest the raw revelations of Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams. They’re drawn by the live Lumineers experience—a coming-together in musical solidarity against isolation, adversity, and despair. The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the- sleeve music—the kind that nods to tradition while setting off into uncharted territory. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. It will all be on display soon, on the band’s first full-length album, due April 3rd via Dualtone Records. Born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound when the world needs it most. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro. Venue upgraded to meet demand! Original tickets valid. Support from Langhorne Slim.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Your Army, Hero, Speaks and Loose Lips. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JAKE BUGG *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £12 adv

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

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    JAKE BUGG *SOLD OUT!*

    Looking like a young, rugged Ian Brown and sounding like Bob Dylan, Jake Bugg is 2012's answer to Alex Turner. A teenage singer songwriter with man-size talent, Jake Bugg's arresting vocals sound as though they are from another era. First picking-up a guitar at the age of twelve, the young romantic began to write spine-tingling tunes about devastating love and heartbroken woes when he was just fourteen. Unusually confident and forthright, he's a proper scally with awesome stage presence. Arriving onto the radar last year after his performance on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury seventeen-year-old Jake is now signed to Mercury and recently unveiled his debut single 'Trouble Town' which Zane Lowe swiftly earmarked as his 'Single of the Week'. Still a Clifton, Nottingham boy born and bred, this Northern soul prefers hanging-out at his mate Jaz's yard to spending time in The Big Smoke and never leaves home without his phone or lighter. His songs are for lovers, running away just for Valentine's Day. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • PURE LOVE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

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    The Brooklyn based Pure Love, Frank Carter and Jim Carroll have spent 2012 playing storming, riotous shows up and down the UK. As well as their own headline tours, they’ve supported Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Billy Talent and Lostprophets. In the summer, the duo played a phenomenal set at Reading and Leeds festival, drawing in crowds of over 10,000 and cementing Carter as one of the UK’s most exciting and prolific frontmen. Their debut album Anthems, produced by Gil Norton and recorded in Brooklyn, includes the stomping free download Bury My Bones and the singles Handsome Devils Club and Riot Song. “We want to put it all out there,” says Carter, “blood, sweat and tears. But we also want to have a lot of fun. The intention is to write honest rock songs that are about love and death and sex. But to sell some records and have the big show too… Why the fuck not? Everything is in place to do that essentially. And so far, so good.” Over 14's only. Tickets on sale Friday 7th December!

  • ANDY BURROWS

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

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    Andy Burrows has announced plans for a seven date tour of the UK. Set to take place in February of next year, Burrows will start the tour at Brighton Komedia on February 18, 2013, stopping at Portsmouth, Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow, finishing up at Leeds Brudenell Social Club on February 26 and including a previously announced show at London's Bush Hall on February 21. Andy Burrows released his solo album 'Company' earlier this year and recently recorded the soundtrack to Channel 4's sequel to The Snowman, set to air on TV this Christmas. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome.

  • VILLAGERS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Old Market Hove, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Sunday, February 17th, 2013

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    VILLAGERS *SOLD OUT!*

    A sense of curiosity and wonder shoots through the layers of Villagers’ new album {Awayland} like radiant lightning. It provides illumination and starkness, a clash palpable on a song like 'Earthly Pleasure', with its furious percussion and splintered-sounding guitars, or 'Grateful Song' which begins delicately, tentatively, before building up to a release of howls. This howl is present, but tempered on 'In a Newfound Land You Are Free' - a different kind of lullaby sung to a "newborn child", the child that is all of us, with the song, heavy with regret, containing a promise not to "betray" the child's "gentle repose", it is a song full of rich conflation, as all of {Awayland} is. Over 14's welcome. Support from Stealing Sheep.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, February 16th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Deadset, The Redemptions, Mellowphonic & The Lanes. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • RUN YOUNG LOVERS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, February 15th, 2013

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    RUN YOUNG LOVERS

    After selling out their first two Brighton shows of the new year, performing at the official launch event for Europe's highest winged roller coaster 'The swarm' at Thorpe Park in March and appearing at The Great Escape Festival, Run Young lovers are a band with huge ambitions for 2013 and most certainly one to look out for! In the past few months they have supported on some big Lout gigs including The Pigeon Detectives, The Sunshine Underground and Little Comets. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, February 15th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Machine People, Ed Reed, The Harkes & Halfway. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • FRIGHTENED RABBIT *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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    FRIGHTENED RABBIT *SOLD OUT!*

    The band’s journey started in 2003 when Scott began playing solo shows under their now-very acclaimed name. Playing and recording all the instruments himself, he founded their trademark sound: a stew of pop brilliance and emotional turmoil. The band’s second album Midnight Organ Fight – recorded by Peter Katis (Mercury Rev, Interpol) - was released in April 2008 and revealed Scott’s soaring vocal delivery and knack for writing emotive, spine-tingling lyrics. Their last album The Winter of Mixed Drinks was released in 2010 to huge acclaim and a new height of popularity, leading to big U.S. and UK/Ireland tours and the recruitment of fifth member, Gordon Skene. Frightened Rabbit are currently hard at work completing their Atlantic debut album, set for release in early 2013. The forthcoming release was recorded at the famed Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, South Wales, with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Grace Jones) behind the board. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro. Wintersleep & Washington Irving.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, February 9th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring ROAM, Whitemare & The Chaser. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE BRONX

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Friday, February 8th, 2013

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    For the better part of a decade, The Bronx have played provocateurs. From their beginnings as an attack-mode hardcore band to their hardscrabble lives as road warriors to the twist of fate that led to their alter ego Mariachi El Bronx — an episode that itself was an act of defiance — the Los Angeles quintet has embraced a fierce independence. And as they prepare for the February 2013 release of their fourth rock album, one thing is for certain: The Bronx have grown up, but they haven't gone soft. Over 14's only. Support from Single Mothers and Axis Of.

  • THE 1975 *SOLD OUT!*

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Friday, February 8th, 2013

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    Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BROTHERHOOD OF THE LAKE

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, February 8th, 2013

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    Support from Lands, Here There Be Monsters and Keepsafe. Over 18's only.

  • JIM LOCKEY & THE SOLEMN SUN

    The Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

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    JIM LOCKEY & THE SOLEMN SUN

    Times are very good for anarcho-anglo storytellers Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun and their incredible blend of country-folk and indie-punk. After signing with Xtra Mile Recordings (home to Frank Turner, Future of the Left and Against Me!) and releasing their stunning second album “Death” in April, the band has had a real rollercoaster of a year. They played rapturously received sets at festivals across the globe (including SXSW and 2000trees), smashed through two UK headline tours, received glorious praise from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and backed Frank Turner at the Olympics Opening Ceremony to an estimated audience of 25million people. Over 18's only. Support from Stop Press!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS 14+ SPECIAL

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS 14+ SPECIAL

    Featuring Running Dogs, The Chances, High Tyde, Clipper & Harting. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, February 1st, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Departure From Normal, Audio Mime, Stray Dogs & The Vellocets. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

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    PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    The brainchild of 26-year-old Brighton born singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, Passenger is redefining the troubadour for the 21st century. A classic journeyman musician, cut from the same mould as Van Morrison, Neil Young and John Prine, Passenger has the unique ability to move from the humorous to heartbreaking with every song. After six months spent crisscrossing the UK with his debut album Wicked Man’s Rest, Passenger’s markedly stripped down and soulful second album Wide Eyes Blind Love was brought to the public as it was created: on the road. Setting up on street corners across the UK and Australia, Passenger halted passers by in their hundreds; all connecting to the mellifluous tones and powerfully hewn lyrics emanating from this lone figure and his guitar. How utterly remarkable that a lone musician can travel the globe, and literally from the street, connect with some of Australia’s finest musical talents to produce a self-funded album. This is the stuff of legend, with Passenger clearly evoking the humble, hardworking creativity of the troubadours of old. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. In association with Mean Fiddler. Venue upgraded to meet demand!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, January 26th, 2013

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    Featuring Fitsroy, Ivy King, Fearless Heroes & Object Object. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE DAUNT SHADES *SOLD OUT!*

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7.30pm, £4 adv

    Friday, January 25th, 2013

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    THE DAUNT SHADES *SOLD OUT!*

    "No band in recent memory has arrived with as much melodic muscle as The Daunt Shades. In fact, they seem to have appeared out of nowhere, barreling down the mythic musical highway, teeth baring, amps blazing and armed with a satchel of songs that sound like instant classics. With a rhythm section that's all swagger and crunch and a singer who has more lippy snarl than Liam Gallagher could ever have dreamed, The Daunt Shades' smoldering debut comes brimming with nerve, power and unforgettable pop hooks. Whether it's a catchy blast of gin-soaked philosophy ("The Rider") or the throaty sting of "Out Of Time", the 'Shades take big swings and hit the cover off the ball every time. This is a band with soul, poise and straight up rock and roll street smarts. This is the real thing." Alex Green, Editor, CiTC. Over 18's only.

  • SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Friday, January 25th, 2013

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    SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE

    Featuring In Dynamics, District Myths, Rory Indiana & Even in Arcadia. Over 14's welcome

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Forestears, The Black Fields, Stark & Branches Arc. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JD MCPHERSON *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, January 18th, 2013

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    JD MCPHERSON *SOLD OUT!*

    As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers (Rounder, April 17), McPherson’s seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD’s musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, this renaissance man/hepcat seamlessly meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures. Over 14's only. Support from Sean Lowe.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, January 18th, 2013

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Three Summers Strong, The Leavers, Fight & Lights, Camera, Attraction. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • DAUGHTER *SOLD OUT!*

    St Mary's Church Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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    DAUGHTER *SOLD OUT!*

    New single ‘Smother’ is Daughter’s debut release for 4AD. Backed with a new version of live favourite ‘Run’, the single is now available digitally from iTunes (the 7” single will be released in October). Elena, Igor and Remi are currently writing and recording their debut album. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • The xx

    Brighton Centre, 7pm, £21.50 adv

    Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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    Support from Kindness & Mmoths! The xx exist in a time and space of their own making. In 2009 the south London trio’s debut album ‘xx’, quietly made at night over the course of two years, bled steadily into the public consciousness to become shorthand for newly refined ideas of teenage desire and anxiety. Articulated with a maturity beyond their years, its hallmarks were restraint and ambiguity. In the age of the over-share, ‘xx’ was pop with its privacy settings on max. Three years on, Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are back with a new album, ‘Coexist’, and a new perspective. Where ‘xx’ lent in close to whisper in your ear, ‘Coexist’ gazes warmly in your eyes. Much has happened to lead to this point: most pertinently, they’ve grown up.

  • SLOW CLUB

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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    Charles And Rebecca Are Slow Club. They hail from Sheffield and are a sort of one man band. Only with two people. He strums guitar and sings and she plays drums and all sorts of weird instruments, like water-filled glass bottles, spoons and the back of a wooden chair. And sometimes an organ called Miles. Not something you get to see and hear every day. The effect is rockabilly and somewhat folksy but thankfully their songs are fairly jolly affairs without a bit of teenage angst in sight. Slow Club are touring - don't miss them. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from The Voluntary Butler Scheme & Babe.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #26

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, December 15th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #26

    Featuring Bella Feud, The Light Brigade, Dirt Royal & Battery Hounds. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #25

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, December 14th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #25

    Featuring From Embers, From Afar, Hold The Fight & Kid Capola. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • PATRICK WOLF *SOLD OUT!*

    St Mary's Church Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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    December will see the return of charismatic performer Patrick Wolf for a series of very special acoustic performances. Patrick Wolf will take the stage playing grand piano, Celtic harp, dulcimer and more, he will be accompanied by one other musician on stage. This year Wolf celebrates an impressive decade in the industry. Over his illustrious career Wolf has ventured into a number of diverse fields and exhibited countless talents, but it is as a performer and songwriter that he truly shines. Patrick will be digging deep into his 10 year, 5 album catalogue creating a different set list for every night of the tour. Throughout his songwriting process, Wolf picks up everything from the ukulele to the viola to create the lush and beautifully orchestrated compositions evident in ‘The City’ and ‘Accident & Emergency’ which have earned him fans from all corners of the globe. Wolf’s masterpieces translate beautifully onto the live stage. His powerful voice and emotive songwriting captivate audiences as they witness the dynamic energy of his performance. Don’t miss the sheer brilliance of Wolf’s impeccable musicianship when he visits Brighton on Tuesday 11th December in the magnificent surroundings of St Mary's Church! Support from Abi Wade. Over 14's welcome. 14's - 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • SPEECH DEBELLE

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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    SPEECH DEBELLE

    Mercury prize winner Speech Debelle announces a Brighton show in support of her latest album ‘ Freedom Of Speech’. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Brighton Centre, 7pm, £15 adv

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

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    RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT!*

    Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle's auntie's house. It wasn't until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to 'Lalala' all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks. As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs. Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. In association with Kilimanjaro. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • GRAVEYARD

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

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    Graveyard was formed in Gothenburg 2007. Joakim and Rikard played together in a band called Norrsken nack in Örebro. First Joakim moved to Gothenburg, then Axel and then Rikard. Joakim, Axel and a bunch of other guys started a band called Albatros, which Rikard soon joined. On guitar! After a while they decided that they wanted to take a different direction musically, and play more straight forward rock, so they started Graveyard. With that said it didn’t take long before things started to happen for Graveyard and before we knew it we were about to record and release our first album. (released on Transubstans in Europe and Tee Pee in North America) During the recording of the first album guitarist Truls Mörck left the band and was replaced by Jonatan. After the release of the first album we did what most ordinary rockband do to promote ourselves and our albums – extensive touring in crappy vans all across Europe and the US. And now that we have got our second album Hisingen blues out (Nuclear Blast and Universal in Sweden) we are believe it or not excited to bring the new songs out to the public. By doing this we will hopefully get to see some of our favorite places again and also visit other countries and continents to which the first album didn’t take us – cos no matter how much fun it is to write and record albums it’s is in the live environment that we feel totally at home as a band. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #23

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, December 7th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #23

    Featuring The Witches, Fragile Creatures, The Little Shocks & Is Bliss. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • RIZZLE KICKS

    The Brighton Centre, 7pm, £15 adv

    Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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    EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND! Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle's auntie's house. It wasn't until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to 'Lalala' all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks. As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs. Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. In association with Kilimanjaro. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • STEALING SHEEP

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

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    STEALING SHEEP

    Support from Elephant. What’s in the water up on Merseyside? It’s as if there’s an endless source of almost psychedelic otherness running deep beneath the place. It’s a source that’s bubbled up as the rumblings grew from the Cavern Club and it’s there washing up against the feet of Antony Gormley’s Crosby Beach installation. It’s there in the music of everyone from the La’s to Ladytron; an off-kilter wonder that sets the place and its art apart from the rest of the country. Stealing Sheep are very much a group channelling that source. You could hear it in their first recordings, released collectively as the Noah & The Paper Moon e.p. And its there flowing throughout their as-yet-untitled debut album proper which is due for release in a few months. A collection of songs that don’t so much defy genres as gleefully hand pick the most mellifluous elements of everything from voodoo folk, DIY pop, post punk and analogue electronica and stitch them together into a glorious harmonic whole. Over 18's only.

  • NORTH SEA SCROLLS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

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    NORTH SEA SCROLLS

    A conceptual album and academic lecture by Luke Haines and Cathal Coughlan. With narrations by Andrew Mueller. The North Sea Scrolls have long been a bone of contention amongst historians, theologians and people shouting at bins in car parks. The Scrolls are believed, in certain quarters, to record a parallel, semi-hidden history of these islands. Now, a triumvirate of unlikely questers has at last pinned down the full story of these legendary documents. They are; Luke Haines, Cathal Coughlan, and Andrew Mueller. This dauntless trio are now ready to share the terrible knowledge they have disinterred. In song. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE OTHER TRIBE

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

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    THE OTHER TRIBE

    It starts with darkness, and then the drums. The throb of sub-bass slowly looping it's way out the system sucks you in, and then erupts into an onslaught of pounding beats, wild colour, explosive synths and sheer dance-or-die tribal energy. It's hard to understate – or forget – the force of your initiation into The Other Tribe. Coming out of the city that can't stop producing visceral, addictive dance music, The Other Tribe were formed in Bristol a couple of years ago. A gig here, a dj set there, chance meetings and late nights watching the sun come up made The Other Tribe the snarling, six piece live dance act that it is now. From the moment they start until the moment the last pulse fades from the sound system, their live set is a relentless, continuous trip interlaced with hooks that lodge themselves into your pummelled cranium. “It’s whispered...It’s almost dirty” purred the local student mag, Skint Magazine. “If you see one new band this year, make sure it’s the Other Tribe. I dare you not to dance.” They're the band you watch when you need a shot of adrenalin in your life. They're the band you lose yourself to in a sweaty warehouse party and the band you can't stop dancing to in a sun-drenched field. Over 18's only. Tickets on sale Friday 12th October!

  • CHEW LIPS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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    CHEW LIPS

    PLEASE NOTE THIS GIG HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED BY THE BAND DUE TO RECORDING COMMITMENTS. With the release of their second album, Chew Lips have achieved an impossible dream. The as yet untitled follow up album is a whip-smart pop record, bold and sassy, bursting with sharp melodies and huge choruses. It is how pop music should sound in 2012; it is never formulaic or sterile. Chew Lips’ realize their vision for their take on ‘classic future pop’. Over 18's only.

  • THE SKINTS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, November 30th, 2012

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    THE SKINTS *SOLD OUT!*

    London-based reggae & dub upstarts The Skints will embark on a long-awaited headline tour of the UK in October & November this year. Josh from the band has the following to say about The Skints’ excitement at announcing the run – "We're extremely pleased and proud to announce that we'll be headlining our own tour this October & November in support of our new album "Part & Parcel"! These are easily the biggest headline slots we've ever done and we're so stoked to be doing a headline run after doing so many support slots with artists like Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, You Me at Six, Gogol Bordello… the list goes on! We can't wait to see what kinds of crazy cats will be at the shows to hang out, and after a few months of our record being out, this is gonna be a no holds barred, all singing, ALL dancing punky-reggae party! We're hitting all of our favourite UK cities, the other artists will be incredible, did I mention we're excited?" Over 14's only. Support from Samsara & The Meow Meows.

  • THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, November 30th, 2012

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    THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND

    We're excited to announce an intimate comeback show for The Ghost Of A Thousand! The band are also set to play Brixton Academy for 2 nights with Alexisonfire and we're proud to have them in Brighton one last time. Also to make it even better all proceeds from this show will go to Cancer Research so you can mosh and do your bit for charity at the same time. Support to come from Bastions. Over 16's welcome. Tickets on sale Friday 26th October!

  • FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £18 adv

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

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    FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS

    After the storming success of his Wembley Arena show last Friday 13th April we are delighted to announce that Frank Turner will visit Brighton on his autumn tour! The show will take place at the Dome on Wednesday 28th November. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. The show has been upgraded to meet demand! Original tickets valid.

  • THE SOFT MOON

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

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    THE SOFT MOON

    Luis Vasquez did not expect to stumble upon The Soft Moon again. He buried those feelings over a decade ago beneath the sands of the Mojave Desert — where, in younger days, he played in local punk bands, all while absorbing the propulsive Afro-Cuban songs that permeated family gatherings. Restless, Vasquez relocated to Los Angeles, traveled around South America, and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. But, like a reoccurring dream, the specters of that past life returned, compelling Vasquez to revisit what made him originally conjure The Soft Moon in that relentless desert climate. Through The Soft Moon, Vasquez consolidates his disparate musical talents for playing both analog equipment and live instruments. Frigid synth chords, foreboding bass-guitar riffs, and vintage drum machine hark back to the experimental sonic palette of early 80s post-punk. But, Vasquez invests that raw electronic sound with the frenetic pathos of Afro-Cuban music, fracturing the familiar in a strangely resonant way. Hypnotic songs weaving lonely, nearly apocalyptic tales, hinge greedily on demanding more out of life — on sucking the marrow out of the vast desert skies. Repetitive vocals chant in a haunting whisper over hazy atmospherics, spinning like whirling dervishes around a cold glimmer of redemption. The Soft Moon manages to inspire warm revelry in the midst of such a stark environment, allowing a merciless freedom to emerge from a landfill of discarded memories. Vasquez sees the effort as an “introspective ritual,” one that forges personal release and restoration. With each song he reconciles with the rubble from his past, unveiling a disjointed story of self-discovery. Yes, nostalgia colors every recess of The Soft Moon, from its inception to its aesthetic, but this sort of life-affirming nostalgia prefers hope to paralysis. It undertakes to revive innocent feelings dulled by the grind of adulthood. It longs to channel the driving indigenous rhythms clouded in the dance of Diaspora and assimilation. It reaches for something necessary and permanent in the throws of fleeting desire. And although Vasquez may not regain what he lost, he ends up creating utterly engaging and moving music in the process. Over 18's only. www.loutpromotions.co.uk

  • MARIKA HACKMAN

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Monday, November 26th, 2012

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    Marika’s music channels something very different to the happy-clappy nature of recent folk hers is a far more potent vision in the lineage of Syd Barrett, but presented by an enigmatic beauty with a striking vocal delivery more akin to that of Nico deftly exploring an unsmiling bereft landscape. “I don't know why I started writing; it's something I've been playing around with since I was so young that I can't remember how it began. I think living in the countryside for most of my life has affected my writing as nature usually manages to creep its way into my songs..." With tours already in place with Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and new fans such as Zane Lowe proclaiming her his Next Hype, you can be sure that Marika Hackman will blossom into one of the most important creators and interpreters of song in our times. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #22

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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    Featuring Astro-Physics, Sublime Wizardry + DJ Shelley Mack, Stop Press! & Kings Mews. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #21

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, November 23rd, 2012

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    Featuring The Nuts, Deadset, Departure From Normal & Jump The Gun. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • ARTHUR BROWN

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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    Support from Moulettes & The Slytones. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown hits the road across the UK with a brand new live show including the now legendary fire helmet and rock n roll theatricals performing the album that includes the massive hit ‘Fire’. Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967, after spending some time on the Paris underground scene Arthur was quickly signed to Track Records at the instruction of The Who’s Pete Townshend and released the single Devils Grip, regarded by some as the record that gave the birth of Heavy Metal. Arthur is best thought of for his 1968 Number one single Fire that still gets regular airplay all over the world and has been covered by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Die Krupps, The Prodigy and The Who. Arthur's next band Kingdom Come performed as the main act at the first filmed Glastonbury Festival in 1971 and in 1973 Kingdome Come was the first band to release an album using a Drum Machine. Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickenson site Arthur Brown as a major influence on them and in this Arthur's fifth decade in music the fire is far from out. Arthur's most recent album Voices Of Love had major critical acclaim and Arthur received the Classic Rock magazine showman of the year award. Over 14's only.

  • GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, November 19th, 2012

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    2012 sees the highly respected Gentleman’s Dub Club (GDC) back on the road for a 24 date UK Tour. For those not yet familiar with GDC, the super tight 9-piece have gained notoriety since their conception in 2006 for being one the liveliest most invigorating bands to emerge from the UK leading to recognition from the likes of David Rogan: “I’ve seen them in session, they blew the place away”. Earlier in the year the Gents released the ‘Open your Eyes’ EP on ranking records which has yet to leave the top 20 reggae albums on iTunes and has been supported by DJs and radio from Japan to Germany. With a busy writing schedule this year, the coming tour will be the first opportunity the gents have had to play live and excitement levels are running high! Over 16's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #20

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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    Featuring Shoot The Dead, Graces Collide, Sweet Ether & Wrecktheplacefantastic. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #19

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, November 16th, 2012

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    Featuring The Cryptics, Rising Tide, Fools Knowledge & El Pavlov. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE MILK

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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    The Milk will release their much-anticipated debut album, ‘Tales from the Thames Delta’, on September 3 (Sign Of The Times / Sony). This will follow an extensive period of activity across the summer, including a sell-out date at London’s Scala (Shepherds Bush Empire is now on sale) and a host of UK festivals (Isle of Wight, T, V, Ibiza Rocks, Lounge on The Farm). A single, ‘Chip The Kids’, is also due for release on September 3, following radio support across the likes of Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Mistajam, Huey Morgan and XFM. The Milk are lead vocalist Rick Nunn, brothers Mitch and Luke Ayling, and Dan Le Gresley. Together, their sound is obviously heavily soul-influenced, but it’s a modern, muscular take on the classics, which has assimilated the passion of rock ‘n’ roll and the fluidity of hip hop. The end result, ‘Tales from the Thames Delta’, is an infectious and eclectic debut album, as inspired by the taut go-to rhythm sections of The Roots as it is the seamless flow of Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ (the band’s favourite record). Over 14's only. Support from Running Dogs & High Tyde.

  • BUCK 65

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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    If you travel along the Number 1 highway (two lanes) in Nova Scotia, you'll pass through a town called Mt. Uniacke. As you enter the town, you'll see a sign that reads, "Home Of Buck 65". Buck 65 is the code name of one Ricardo Terfry. He used to wander the dirt roads of Mt. Uniacke wearing an Adidas one-piece wrestling outfit. He thought it gave him hip hop credibility, but he was wrong. He started DJing and rapping at the same time, when he was approximately 13 years of age. In 1990, he shared his work with the public for the first time. Since then, he has released more than 20 full-length albums and all kinds of EPs, singles and whatnot. He has also scored a handful of films (including one x-rated feature). He has recorded with Tortoise (post- rock muscular geniuses), Gonzales (the world's greatest living musician), Sage Francis (indie hip hop overlord), Olivia Ruiz (kind of a big deal in France) and god-knows-who-else. Name an important festival or event and there's a good 70% chance he's played it. The latest addition to Buck 65's awe-inspiring oeuvre is a celebration of his 20 years of pursuing music called 20 Odd Years. The main physical release features guest appearances by Gord Downie, Nick Thorburn, Jenn Grant, Hannah Georgas, Emily Wells, Marie-Pierrie Arthur and more. In addition, he has also created a series of digital only EPs. The latest, 20 Odd Years: Vol 4 – Ostranenie, features collaborations with Jenn Grant and Marnie Herald, plus an ode to Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista. 20 Odd Years is probably the most beautiful hip hop album ever made. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Monday 6th August.

  • PULLED APART BY HORSES

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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    Unfortunately this tour has been cancelled. Refunds from point of purchase. Leeds alt-rock band Pulled Apart By Horses' latest album 'Tough Love - released in 2012 as a follow up to their energetic 2010's self-titled debut- is the work of a more focused band proud of their progress. "This album is a lot more direct, we're better musicians and songwriters now... we've been touring relentlessly and we've got to be better players." bassist Rob Lee explains. The album was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Echo & The Bunnymen, Maximo Park, James and many more), and as the band's drummer Lee Vincent says "Working with people like Gil Norton you just don't want to f*** up really." After touring with Muse and Biffy Clyro, plus supporting Blood Red Shoes and The Walkmen at C2 in 2010, Pulled Apart by Horses return to Concorde2 for another explosive show! Over 14's only. Support from Pure Love & DZ Deathrays.

  • CHARLI XCX

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

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    This show is postponed due to recording commitments. Please contact your point of purchase for a refund. We hope to promote a new date with Charli XCX in 2013.

  • LUCY ROSE *SOLD OUT!*

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Monday, November 12th, 2012

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    After months hidden away in her parents’ basement recording debut album Like I Used To (released on Monday 24th September), Lucy Rose is happy to announce an extensive UK headline tour this autumn. The news comes as Lucy Rose’s new single ‘Bikes’ (out Sunday 16th September) racks up the plays across radio, and the spectacular, hell-raising video nears half a million plays on YouTube just a week after it was published. Having gained a status and fan-base most new artists can only dream of long before her recent signing to Columbia Records, the young Lucy Rose is now able to sell out 1000-capacity venues with ease, and indeed, her first in-store at Rough Trade East last November was so oversubscribed that 50 latecomers were stuck outside. Lucy’s journey began when she hopped on a train to London, leaving behind the house she would return to years later to record ‘Like I Used To’. Striking out for the big city and the big time, armed with an acoustic guitar and an unstoppable dedication, Lucy played every open-mic night imaginable. She met people on the way who are still with her now and with their support and her graft she learned the ropes. As her songs and sentiments spread their warmth through the iciest of hearts, Her debut album is a confessional of disarming intimacy and candid truth. To quote the Daily Star: “So simple she makes Adele look try-hard.” Over 14's welcome. Support from Pete Roe.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #18.5

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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    Featuring London Commands You, Black Bonds, Angels And Sailors & Poles Apart. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE BLOCKHEADS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Friday, November 9th, 2012

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    35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1977-2012! Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys' album 'New Boots and Panties' on the first Stiff Records tour of the U.K. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher became known as 'The Blockheads' In 1978 released 'What a Waste' that reached number five in the U.K. charts. In 1978 Chaz composed 'Hit me with your Rhythm Stick' with Ian and in 1979 had a number one hit record. In 1982 Ian Dury & The Blockheads disbanded and were not to play together again until 1987 when they went out to Japan to play three shows, disbanding again until 1990 when the death of Charlie Charles in September of that year re-united them to play two Benefit gigs at The Forum, Camden Town in aid of Charlie’s family. In March 1996 Ian was diagnosed with cancer. The last performance by Ian Dury & The Blockheads was February 6th 2000 at The London Palladium. Ian died at 9am on 27th March 2000. At this point the band had to make a decision to either stop or continue. The choice was made and the band has continued making albums and touring the world. Now over a decade since Ian passed away. The Blockheads still perform to packed out venues around the world. Now thirty five years later The Blockheads are still building their wall of sound and it just gets bigger and better. PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #18

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, November 9th, 2012

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    Featuring The Consoles, Jetglo, Ellekaye & Half Crown. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • SAVAGES *SOLD OUT!*

    The Paganini Ballroom (The Old Ship Hotel), 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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    Savages intention is to create a sound, indestructible and musically solid, written for the stage, designed with enough nuances to provide a wide range of emotions. The songs aim to remind us that human beings haven’t evolved so much, that music can still be straight to the point, efficient and exciting. Tickets on sale Friday 28th September! Brighton’s seafront Old Ship Hotel has recently undergone a £250,000 refurbishment – & its Grade II-listed Regency-style Paganini Ballroom has gained most from the cash injection. Built in 1750, it was the former Assembly Room for Brighton & remains the city’s oldest meeting room. It also has a prominent social history.

  • HOODED FANG

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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    With surf guitars, ‘verbed-out vocals and danceable ‘60s drum breaks, it’s a veritable garage rock riot. Tosta Mista sounds like the whole of the Nuggets box set condensed into an album that’s just 23 minutes long. It’s the sound of sweaty patio parties and hot summer nights, but the upbeat music masks the fact that Tosta Mista is an album about heartbreak, telling the story of singer/guitarist Daniel Lee and bassist April Aliermo’s breakup after five years together. “We decided it was time to change it up,” says Daniel, “So this album reflects a lot of what was going on." April adds, "I went away to the Philippines for a month, and when I came back, Daniel had Tosta Mista practically done. We co-wrote the lyrics to Den of Love, and that song really sums it all up.” Over 18's only.

  • KRYSTLE WARREN

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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    ‘Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace’ is the next episode in the musical life of the remarkable Krystle Warren following on from the much admired ‘Circles’ release: “… Warren's talents are extraordinary. She has an octave-hopping voice that glides between languid and urgent, and music that hovers between funk, folk and jazz, between Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone ….. she's the real deal.” The Observer. “… Warren’s thrilling debut album fully lives up to expectations….It’s all uncontrived and near faultless, really.” Uncut. “There’s something alluringly familiar about Krystle Warren. She instantly sounds classic … we are certainly in the presence of a mighty talent.” BBC Online. “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace” is the fruit of an exhilarating 13 day recording session in Brooklyn during which 25* tunes were laid down, live (the way her heroes and sheroes did it) by a total of 28 musicians including Krystle’s regular crew, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, fired up the players and produced the whole jambalaya. She integrates ragtime and waltz time; evokes Dusty and Krystle-ises William Blake; rubs up against Broadway musical stylings as well as leaving lots of space for songs featuring only her glorious voice alongside acoustic guitar. In a perfect world “Love Songs…” would have come to you on double vinyl with a gatefold sleeve big enough for you to lose yourself in. The journey from Krystle’s parlour to your table has been an eventful and exciting one. She set up her own record label as well as sharing stages around the world with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Cave and Kylie. Krystle is addicted to life on the musical high wire; always landing on the balls of her feet perfectly poised for the next adventure. On “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace” the overwhelming sound is one of Krystle collecting the baton from her musical forebears - but it’s mostly about the weightless, giddy, moreishness of new love brought to you by the mind, body and soul of a huge and mature talent. Over 14's only.

  • LADYHAWKE

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Monday, November 5th, 2012

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    Ladyhawke (Phillipa "Pip" Brown) started her career in her native New Zealand as part of 'Two Lane Blacktop' in 2001. Three years later Brown relocated to Australia, starting an art rock band called 'Teenager' with Nick Littlemore (of 'Empire of the Sun' and 'Pnau') before moving to London in 2007. Multi-instrumentalist Brown soon landed a solo record deal, and her debut album 'Ladyhawke' came out in 2008 to widespread acclaim. "My Delirium" and "Paris Is Burning" are her best known hits so far, and second album 'Anxiety' was released in May 2012. Tickets on sale Friday 14th September! In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE CROOKES

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, November 4th, 2012

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    Support from Hey Sholay & Live Like Kings. With the summer sporadically peeking through the drizzle that has beset the UK over the past month or so The Crookes felt compelled to announce news of their forthcoming collection of songs that will hit the decks as the follow-up to last year’s debut ‘Chasing After Ghosts’. Written almost exclusively whilst careering around Europe in a trusty tour van throughout 2011’s Summer and Autumn, ‘Hold Fast’ conveys the quartet’s penchant for a well written pop song for the noughties. Feasting on a soundtrack almost solely comprised of Motown and latter day copyists Stiff catalogue, The Crookes have lost none of their melody laden wonder and retain an uncanny knack for an infectious tune. Following a well trodden path of poetry, prose and guitars, The Crookes make it their own as can be witnessed throughout the ten tracks from the opening salvo of recent single ‘Afterglow’, the effervescent ‘Where Did Our Love Go?’ to the poignancy of album closer ‘The I Love You Bridge’ or the Microdisney – tinged brilliance and possibly highlight of the album ‘American Girls’! The music of this album is more direct and brash than previous releases but lyrically it plays subtle tricks with seemingly overt poems of love and lust being subverted with buried meaning. Forerunners of the newly coined New Pop movement and with a somewhat rabid cult following known as the ‘Bright Young Things’, things are certainly looking bright for this young quartet. Over 18's only.

  • BEN HOWARD *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £16 adv

    Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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    Ben Howard is pleased to announce details of his biggest UK and Ireland UK tour for later this year. The new tour commences on the 2nd November at The Dome in Brighton, and concludes at London’s Brixton Academy on the 28th November, his biggest headline show to date. Support for this November tour will be Willy Mason. As previously announced, Ben’s forthcoming UK tour is completely sold out and includes two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. He then heads out to SXSW in March ahead of his debut US tour. Ben Howard releases his new single The Wolves on the 27th February. It is taken from his debut album, Every Kingdom, out now on Island Records. All ages welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets on sale Friday 10th February!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #17

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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    Featuring Derider, Killing Vegas, The Dead Life & Jipsy Magic. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • GONG

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £20 adv

    Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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    Born from the revolutionary late sixties, GONG as a band never stays still. In 2012 rather than taking the obvious route of the pop- ular “classic Gong” lineup, the band has radically changed with a fresh young band ready to think outside the box without losing touch with the gong vibe. Inspired by the many revolutions brewing in the world right now, Gilli and Daevid, original founders of the band, are drawing on their revolutionary past to support the youth- driven world-wide peace movements sweeping the world. With the emergence of the Occupy Movement, Wiki Leaks and Anonymous, it is to be expected that Gong re- turn to its origins to tour at a basic grass roots level, disa- bling the corporate theft of their music by engaging directly with a worldwide gong fan-base expanding steadily over 40 years. This tour is also a milestone as it marks the introduction of Orlando Allen, son of Gilli and Daevid, as a driving force on drums, making this the first time that three members of the family have played together on the same tour. Over 14's only.

  • NME Generation Next Tour feat. HOWLER

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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    Howler will headline the NME Generation Next Tour in October. The tour, which also features Gross Magic and The Cast Of Cheers on the bill, will take in 11 venues across the UK towards the end of October. The tour kicks off on October 19 at Bournemouth's Old Fire Station and runs until October 31 when the three bands play Brighton's Haunt. The trek also features shows in Bristol, Norwich, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, London, Stoke and Nottingham. Speaking about the tour, Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith told NME: "We have our abandoned our hometown of Minneapolis for a lifetime on the road. But that's OK – rest is for the weak. The UK has been good to us this year and we're looking forward to turning young people of Britain into a sweaty and excitable mess. See you in October." Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Tickets on sale Friday 3rd August!

  • DARK HORSES

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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    Radio is the greatly desirable new single from Dark Horses and bears all the futuristic hallmarks of their provocative sound and provides a formidable vehicle for Lisa Jones’s rich, dripping, cohesive, voice. Radio is taut beast of a song and a true protagonist, which shamelessly pulsates and is shrouded in a warm sensuous, unholy glow and offers the gift of spiritual fulfillment to the disenchanted. Over 18's only.

  • LITTLE COMETS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

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    Support from General Fiasco & Run Young Lovers. Robert, Michael and Matt found each other in inauspicious circumstances in a small greengrocers in Newcastle. They then went on to join and then fall out with a rather large record label before releasing their debut album ‘In Search of the Elusive Little Comets’ which found success in the independent charts. Since then they have been touring and performing to sold out crowds across the country. Even if the weather stays grey this summer - Little Comets will always bring the sunshine! Over 14's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #16

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, October 27th, 2012

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    Featuring As It Is, Circles, Kid Capola & Of Fire And Fate. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • SPARKS

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £20 adv

    Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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    Sparks announce an extraordinary tour that will see them deconstruct and reinterpret songs from their own extensive and unique catalogue. For the first time, Ron and Russell Mael will tour as a duo using just voice and keyboards, a typically bold and unexpected move from the American brothers. Having inspired musicians and delighted fans throughout the years with their extraordinary songwriting and inimitable style, Sparks' live shows have become increasingly spectacular - in 2008 they performed all 21 albums in 21 nights in London and in 2011 their 22nd opus The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman was performed as a live musical at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Now, forty years since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, they will present a selection of Sparks songs in their purest form. Stripping away the often lavish production we will rediscover the essence of Sparks, - the whipsmart, penetrating lyrics, those incomparable melodies - Russell's vocals and Ron's keyboards coming to the fore. All that's needed. Expect the set list to include This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us, Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth, Something For The Girl With Everything, Dick Around and more! Over 14's only. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • SPECTOR

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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    To celebrate the release of their debut album, ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’, Spector head out on a UK headline tour in October and November, culminating in their biggest headline show to date at Shepherds Bush Empire. They’ll be taking their unique collection of 21st Century torch songs on their biggest tour yet, bringing along Splashh, Swim Deep and LULS for the ride. These shows follow on from their ‘Spectour’ shows, which closed with a sold out show at London’s Electric Ballroom, alongside support slots with Florence + The Machine and a triumphant appearance at the legendary Coachella festival. The debut album, ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’, is released via Fiction/ Luv Luv Luv on Monday 13th August 2012. Tickets on sale Friday 3rd August! Over 14's welcome. Support from Splashh & Swim Deep.

  • REVEREND AND THE MAKERS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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    Great pop music can be many things, it can be escapist, euphoric, it can be about love and loss. It can also be about the everyday, the magic in the mundane, the soundtrack to real life - a modern urban folk music. It takes a special talent to make magic out of the kitchen sink, to tell the story of the real world with an intimate touch that doesn’t sound patronising. John McLure of Reverend and the Makers made his name with this kind of writing and the new album sees the band return with their most concise and perfect work yet. If Shane Meadows could made great contemporary pop records mashing the rush of indie with the hedonistic pulse of electronics and dance then this what they would sound like. The album title is ‘@reverend_makers’ because, as McLure explains, ‘the songs the little situations I see living in Sheffield in 2012. Nothing seems to sum up the present and the times we live in more than the @ symbol.’ Over 14's only. Support from The Virgin Marys & MOK.

  • ROLO TOMASSI

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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    ROLO TOMASSI can now announce their first headline dates of 2012, a UK headline tour through October. The final show will be at London’s XOYO on October 31st. As Eva (Spence, front woman) explains; "We're really excited to be heading back out on tour in the UK this October. It has seemed like so long since we last toured over here and we can't wait to play songs from our new record. We'll also be announcing some exciting support bands in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out." Over 14's only. Support from Oathbreaker & Goodtime Boys.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #14

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, October 19th, 2012

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    Featuring One Roots, Johnson And The Believers, Three Against Four & Elijah MC. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • NZCA / LINES

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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    Apologies but this show is cancelled due to illness of Mike aka NZCA/Lines. Refunds from point of purchase. Originally conceived as a guitar based project, NZCA-LINES has been transformed into a suave, synth-pop sensation that combines pop melodies with R&B beats and lush arrangements with multi layered harmonies. Produced by fellow LOAF/LO label mate Charlie Alex March and mixed by Ash Workman (Simian Mobile Disco Club, Metronomy etc), together with main man Michael Lovett they’ve created one of the years most thrilling debut albums. Over 18's only. Support from King Dinosaur & Heliopause.

  • NINE BLACK ALPS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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    Nine Black Alps are to return in 2012 with an October UK tour and their fourth studio album 'Sirens' set for release on 8th October through Leeds label Brew Records (Kong, Hawk Eyes, Blacklisters, Castrovalva, Humanfly).

With core members Sam Forrest(vocals, guitar), David Jones (guitar), James Galley (drums, vocals) and new bass player Karl Astbury, the band have retained their distinctive and energetic sludge-rock sound albeit with a tighter and more dynamic style.

The band were formed in 2003 in Manchester, UK and were quickly signed by Island Records after just a handful of local shows and an almighty scramble amongst the music industry.

After a debut single 'Cosmopolitan', Nine Black Alps spent 2004 touring the UK before travelling to Los Angeles to record their debut album 'Everything Is' with Rob Schnapf. The success of the album led them to play several large tours in the UK, US, Europe and Japan.

After spending the majority of 2006 touring America, the band recorded their second album 'Love/Hate' with Dave Sardy before touring with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Biffy Clyro.

In 2009, Nine Black Alps regrouped to record their third album 'Locked Out From The Inside' with Dave Eringa which saw them producing their heaviest work to date.

Following a UK headline tour in October 2009, the band took time out to pursue other projects with Sam Forrest releasing a string of solo albums, David Jones playing live session guitar for The Cribs and Martin Cohen leaving to form his own band Milkmaid.

Nine Black Alps regrouped in Spring 2011 to record their fourth album 'Sirens'. The album was entirely self-produced and mixed by the band in Yorkshire and offers the clearest vision of Nine Black Alps yet. Over 18's only. Tickets on sale Friday 15th June!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #13

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, October 13th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #13

    Featuring The Vinyls, Nightworkers, Fitsroy & Rosales. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #12.5

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, October 12th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #12.5

    Featuring Running Dogs, White Star Liners, Half Hour Hotel & Them The Sky. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #12

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, October 5th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #12

    Featuring Tyrannosaurus Dead, The Hundredth Anniversary, King of Cats & Birdskulls. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MAN LIKE ME

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Thursday, October 4th, 2012

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    MAN LIKE ME

    Man Like Me are Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy. The Camden Town duo have wowed crowds from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party, LA to Cape Town, and Barcelona to Bude. Sharing a penchant for Eastern Europeans, North London boozers and old skool garage, the ‘carnivalesque kings’ (Dazed Digital) have dominated discerning dancefloors with the likes of London Town, Single Dad, Carny and Lovestruck, proving again and again why they’re the ‘best damn live act in the UK’ (Loud & Quiet). So loved was their take on Jona Lewie's 1980 track ‘You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen At Parties’ that they were given their very own prime time TV advert, setting hearts and feet on fire and guaranteeing the boys a few flatpack freebies. Describing themselves as ‘being like a slow cooked tagine’, the ever-eloquent duo hint at their tasty catalogue of floor filling bangers, their vast medley of sonic flavours, and their steady trumpeting to perky pop-techno stardom. It has to be said, though, that there’s not much meat on Johnny. The electro/grime sex anthem Squeeze dropped in May, followed by an new mix of London Town VIP in August, and the album Pillow Talk mixed and co-produced by Mike Skinner is due in early 2013. Catch Man Like Me on a dance floor near you soon. Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Tickets on sale Friday 13th July!

  • ahab

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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    The most exciting harmony-infused Americana/Pop outfit to emerge on the scene since Mumford & Sons. Outstanding songs, a huge sound and an unrivalled stage presence – with the looks to top it off! ahab had a truly incredible 2011 – which saw them playing at over 20 festivals throughout the UK & Europe, releasing their 2nd EP ‘KMVT’ and a tour support with the mighty Bellowhead. With 2 hugely popular EP's under their belt, an album in the pipeline, a sold out headline gig at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival and rave support (& frequent airplay) from Bob Harris & Simon Mayo, ahab continue their climb to the top. Highly, highly recommended. Over 18's only. Support from Early Ghost & Saving Grace.

  • GALLOWS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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    GALLOWS

    Gallows are finally ready to unleash the next phase of their punk rock attack on the world with the highly-anticipated release of their follow-up to 2009’s ‘Grey Britain’ album. Set for release on September 10th through the band’s own label Venn Records (in partnership with [PIAS] Recordings), the self-titled album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by long-term friends Thomas Mitchener and Steve Sears at Broadfields Studio in Watford in May this year. “We made this record self-titled as it musically defines the band known as Gallows as we exist today,” explain the band. “This is the first of many releases to come from the house of Venn Records, our imprint, hijacked from PIAS those long standing backers of independent rock n roll.” “This our statement of intent, our laugh in the face of those who said Gallows were done when in reality we're just warming up,” they continue. “We couldn't feel more vindicated and proud.” Support from Feed The Rhino & Brotherhood Of The Lake. Over 14's only. Tickets on sale Friday 29th June!

  • BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Monday, October 1st, 2012

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    BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

    Singer/ songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich released his first single 'Pictures' last year taken from his second EP. Often being compared to other artists such as Jose Gonzalez with his acoustic folk-pop sound he is set for big things this year! Playing Concorde 2 as part of his October tour this year - get your tickets now to avoid disappointment! In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14'sonly. Support from Marika Hackman & Joe Janiak.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #11

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, September 29th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #11

    Featuring Holy Vessels, Derek Meins, Maker & Powis. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • TWISTED WHEEL

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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    TWISTED WHEEL

    September 2012 sees the long awaited return of Twisted Wheel. The band embark on their 23 date ʻDo It Againʼ tour starting in Coventry on 19th Sept and finishing in Liverpool on 16th October. Having spent the last few months recording the new album, the band are very excited to get back on the road. The ʻDo It Againʼ UK Tour will feature all the fan favourites and plenty of new songs from the soon to be released album. Full details of the album release to come shortly. Over 18's only.

  • RACHEL SERMANNI

    Latest Music Bar Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

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    RACHEL SERMANNI

    Rachel Sermanni’s debut album ‘Under Mountains’ finally gets its release this October. She has amassed a collection of twelve beautiful songs after two years of near continual touring and writing. For those of you new to 20-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, she’s a storyteller with a voice that packs an almighty punch with her earthy folk melodies and dextrous fingerpicking. Her hometown of Carrbridge with its backdrop of mountains and lochs in the heart of the Highlands is rife with creative potential and combined with Rachel’s traditional folk lineage has had great influence on this collection of songs. And since upping sticks to Glasgow, her songs have also been shaped by new beginnings. “Jazz, folk, indie - all the spheres seem to meld together and there are no boundaries, which creates an incredibly healthy scene,” she says. Rachel self-released her debut ‘Black Currents’ EP, to critical and peer acclaim at the start of the year. Elbow frontman, and BBC 6Music presenter, Guy Garvey said ‘Really really something special. She’s amazing. Listen to her voice. Quite astonishing’. The EP went straight to No.1 in the Coalition Singles Charts where it stayed for two weeks. ‘Under Mountains’ has been produced by marvel Ian Grimble (Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Manic Street Preachers), and showcases Rachels unique talent through an album which at once conjures up a kaleidoscopic reverie of sights and sounds. Rachel’s wit and natural affinity with any audience somehow belie her young age and have led to support slots with the likes of Elvis Costello, Ron Sexsmith, Fink, John Grant and Michael Kiwanuka. All ages welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #10

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #10

    Featuring Gypsy & The Wolf, Woodland Blue & Joshua Gilbert. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #9

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, September 21st, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #9

    Featuring Subservience, Collisions, Sin To Survive & Western Dead. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

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    MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK

    Life is complex but we’ve got plenty of tries to get it right–which is why when Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre sings, “All the destruction will one day end and you’ll finally know exactly who you are”—it’s a sentiment of self-discovery filled with optimism instead of regret. Correspondingly after putting out one album on Columbia, Motion City Soundtrack are in the midst of a career renaissance as they return to their longtime label Epitaph to release Go, the most mature and developed album of their fourteen-year career. Having previously worked with Ric Ocasek, Adam Schlesinger and Eli Janney, as well as Mark Hoppus, Go saw the band—which is also composed of guitarist Josh Cain, bassist Matt Taylor, drummer Tony Thaxton and keyboardist Jesse Johnson—reconvening in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to spend an extended stretch of time with producer Ed Ackerson (who the band worked with on their acoustic singles collection). The result is a cerebral collection of sounds that confronts big questions without sacrificing any of the energy or raw emotion that has endeared Motion City Soundtrack to fans worldwide. Over 14's only. Support from Now, Now and Me.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #8

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, September 15th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #8

    Featuring The Stars Down To Earth, Dead Whisky, She Crazy & Screama Ballerina. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • HEY SHOLAY

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Friday, September 14th, 2012

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    HEY SHOLAY

    Hey Sholay are a five-piece group of musicians, filmmakers and artists from Sheffield and Leeds, who play a breed of psychedelic independent pop with a hint of the Northern Lights captured in a jam jar. They have been described as imperious masters of the contemporary anthemic chorus, with bright vibrant tunes and a beat guaranteed to make you tap your toes. Named as BBC6 and Drowned in Sounds "Must See Band of 2012"! Support from Blaenavon & Has Left The Building. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #7

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, September 14th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #7

    Featuring Tin Palace, Wild Cat Strike, This Modern Life & Black Fire Rising. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE MOONS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, September 8th, 2012

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    THE MOONS

    THE MOONS are without a doubt one of the the finest British bands to have emerged in recent years. As well as moonlighting in PAUL WELLER'S band and studio, they are touring one of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2012 'FABLES OF HISTORY' out on Schnitzel Records on September 24th. The bands 2nd single of the year 'JENNIFER (SITS ALONE)' and follow up to the mighty 'DOUBLE VISION LOVE' (backed by the song which became the soundtrack to the summer of 2012 'ENGLISH SUMMER') is set for release on September 10th and features an exclusive B side 'It's Too Late'. With fans and friends in VERY high places ranging from PAUL WELLER, DAVE DAVIS of THE KINKS, THE CORAL, ROD ARGENT of THE ZOMBIES, EDWYN COLLINS, MANI from THE STONE ROSES and not forgetting Olympic Gold MOD medalist BRADLEY WIGGINS, this is a chance to catch them UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!! Support from Running Dogs & Chemical Smile. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #6

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, September 8th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #6

    Featuring Ham Legion, The Creaking Chair, Seadog & Dog Legs. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #5

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, September 7th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #5

    Featuring Emersis, The Dead Celebs, In Dynamics & Above Our Station. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 3pm, £18 adv

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012

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    AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA

    At The Edge Of The Sea’ – the one-day indoor festival curated by David Gedge and headlined by The Wedding Present – will return in 2012 on the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 25 August. The event will once again take place between 3PM and 10PM at the historic ‘Concorde 2′ venue which is situated in Brighton, on England's sunny south coast. The 2011 event was a huge success and brilliant performances were enjoyed from the likes of CINERAMA, BADLY DRAWN BOY, THE PINKY PIGLETS [from Japan], PRECIOUS FEW [from Germany], STARS DOWN TO EARTH, SUMMER CAMP, SILVERMASH, DIRTY FINGERNAILS and Brighton's own URBAN SHADOWS. For 2012, The Wedding Present have confirmed that will be playing their 1991 classic album 'Seamonsters' live at the event. Also performing will be CUD, Martin Rossiter, Cinerama and many more! Over 14's welcome.

  • LESS THAN JAKE

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012

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    LESS THAN JAKE

    Support from Apologies I Have None. It's been a wild and crazy ride for Gainesville's Less Than Jake, who first met at the University Of Florida over a decade and a half ago. But instead of kicking their feet up and resting on their laurels, the ever-busy quintet have been working hard on the next chapter of Less Than Jake. Successfully extricating themselves from their major label contract (even though they still owed one more record to the label), they started their own label, Sleep It Off Records, and now are in the driver's seat. "After a decade an a half of being in the band, we are now our own bosses for real and the excitement of that can peel paint off the walls," says drummer Vinnie. Before the band starts recording a new album this Spring (for release in the Summer 2008), however, they are planning the re-release of albums from their catalog… and first up are Pezcore, Losers, Kings and Things We Don't Understand, Goodbye Blue and White, and the DVD The People's History of Less Than Jake (more re-releases are planned for the future). "We wanted to start with Losers, Kings, And Things We Don't Understand, which was our first recorded material as a band," Vinnie continues. "These literally are some of the first songs we recorded together, and it seemed obvious that it should be one of the first releases on our newly started record label Sleep It Off. As a musician, the fact that I can help not only in creative marketing but release the actual audible history of our band on our own label is mind blowing. I think it's a great time for the Music Industry that, despite the lagging sales, you are allowed to write and rewrite the rules. These days, it's like the Old West, so to speak." Through their decade and a half career, they've traveled the world multiple times -- with the Warped Tour, opening for Bon Jovi, and as headliners. "Each record is a snapshot of who the band is and was at the moment of writing and recording," Vinnie says. And what better way to revisit their history than with a fresh new take on their old material. Each re-release will come with all new artwork and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased material. "If you look at the career of our band you have the roots of the tree and that's our initial inspiration that we used for the band, which was East Bay pop/punk; Screeching Weasel, early Green Day, Operation Ivy," Vinnie says. "If you look at that as the roots, then you have our career as the body of the tree, and the leaves are the latest inspirations of things, whether they're friends, family, or whatever." "People have a preconceived notion that Less Than Jake is a ska/punk band, that we're wacky and silly, and that may be a certain side of ourselves live, but there's also another side and that's a beautiful thing about our band - it's multi-headed," he says proudly. "We can be different things at different times; we can be socially relevant and we can still be musically relevant 16 years after being together, still progressing musically, not only as players, but as far as musical direction. We can jump outside the box of what people expect, and now that we're in control, what you'll be getting is Less Than Jake -unfiltered and over-amplified." Over 14's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #4

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, August 24th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #4

    Featuring The Beautiful Word, Our Colour Company, Elk & Tarq Bowen. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • JUNIOR BOYS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, August 19th, 2012

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    JUNIOR BOYS

    Ask most musicians about the inspiration behind their latest magnum opus and, at best, you’ll get some barely thought out guff about wanting to emulate the Beatles/Kraftwerk/Miles Davis/insert any other exalted artist within the canon of popular music. At worst you’ll be confronted with shoulder-shrugging indifference: “Just listen to the music, man.” Ask Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan about what motivated the making of his and partner Matt Didemus’ fourth album, It’s All True, however, and you’re soon basking in a multitude of cultural, geographic and gastronomic touchstones: namely Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, China, in particular Shanghai, Japan (the band, not the country) Banana Ripple ice cream, Carl Craig and analogue synths, but mostly Orson Welles. Over 18's only. Tickets on sale Friday 18th May!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #3

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, August 17th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #3

    Featuring Dollface, The Denim, As It Is & Sweet Jonny. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE FELICE BROTHERS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £14.50 adv

    Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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    THE FELICE BROTHERS

    Recognised for their live show, The Felice Brothers will play for their audience come hell or high water; the foremost example is their transcendent performance at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival, where they soldiered on, unplugged, in the rain, and barefoot in the mud after a lightning bolt shorted their stage’s power supply. Their new and fourth LP “Celebration, Florida” is an exhilarating amalgamation of frightening horn sections, unexpected 808s, ambient synth lines, schoolyard taunts, booming, primitive drum beats, heavy bass lines, piano, violin, accordion, ringing guitars, rave beats, and sinister acid jazz that captivates and mystifies. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's only. Support from Holy Vessels.

  • VINTAGE TROUBLE *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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    VINTAGE TROUBLE *SOLD OUT!*

    Live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth'd, pelvis-pushing juke music Vintage Trouble, based in Los Angeles, is the brainchild of Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar). Combining their love for original soul and rhythm & blues, the two set up a basic home studio in Venice Beach and started crafting the beginnings of Vintage Trouble. Already a friend of both, Rick Barrio Dill (bass) came along and added his shared bass influences and energy into the newly formed project. To make the band complete, Richard Danielson (drums) was recruited not long after to add the authentic and edgy take that was needed on the drums. With these collective energies and inputs in place, a new kind of soul band had been born with unlimited creativity and force. The power foursome then moved to commune, create and rehearse amongst the famed musical lore of Laurel Canyon. Within two weeks of rehearsals in early 2010, the group quickly began playing local shows and late night speakeasies. Led by timeless vocal tone and presence, small tweed amps, and a mission to move as many people as possible, the band quickly gained a reputation as a high energy and truly mesmerizing live act whose performances feel like down-home revivals with an uptown edge. Sticking to their roots of mid-century original soul music and recording techniques, the band used a lean three-day recording session with full takes and no-frills to turn out 12 new songs a mere two months into the project. With singles like "Gracefully", "Nancy Lee", "Still & Always Will" and "Blues Hand Me Down", the resulting sound brings you back to the days of vinyl records, sweaty juke joints, and the feel and essence of the original soul movement. Vintage Trouble. Get into it. And be prepared for the awakening. Over 14's only. Special guest DJ Eddie Piller.

  • REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, August 13th, 2012

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    REEL BIG FISH *SOLD OUT!*

    Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world. Over 14's only. Support from New Town Kings & The Hostiles.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #2

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Saturday, August 11th, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #2

    Featuring MOK, Ubertone, 0:00 & Coco Alice. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • WILLY MASON *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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    WILLY MASON *SOLD OUT!*

    Following on from a hugely successful SXSW and two sold out dates at Hoxton Bar + Kitchen, Willy Mason returns to the UK for numerous festival appearances and headline shows throughout the summer. After a five-year hiatus, Mason announced the completion of his third studio record in February. The as yet untitled album was recorded over the course of 2011 in south London with producer Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand) and is set for release later this year. Over 18's only. Support from Matthew & the Atlas.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS #1

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 on the door

    Friday, August 3rd, 2012

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS #1

    Featuring Run Young Lovers, Alice, The Watermelons & The Querelles. Over 18's only. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • POST WAR YEARS

    The Hope Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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    POST WAR YEARS

    Over 18's only. In association with Metropolis Music.

  • FUTURES

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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    FUTURES

    Not date change. Original tickets valid. Support from Don Broco, Natives & Loose Lips. Futures is a four-piece rock band who were signed to Mercury Records in June 2010. The band went in the studio in February 2011 to record with Grammy award winning producer Gil Norton for their debut album, set for release in summer 2011.The band headlined the Kerrang stage at the Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds and Hatfield. This band are going to be BIG.. Over 14's welcome.

  • SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE #3

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Friday, July 6th, 2012

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    SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE #3

    After the sell out success's of the first two showcase's from Sound Central Studios we are delighted to welcome them back! This time featuring Subservience, Within The Silence, Samurai, Here In Venice plus Of Fire & Fate! Over 14's welcome.

  • KATE NASH

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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    KATE NASH

    Kate Nash has been in Los Angeles writing and recording her as-yet-untitled third album due on Fiction Records later this year. To give fans a sneak preview of the new songs Kate has announced the Faster Pussycat Run Run Tour, a series of intimate shows in June, full details below. 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for the Brit Award winning artist. As well as releasing the new album, Nash has acting roles in two feature films out later this year – watch this space for further details. Last year, shocked by the lack of British female songwriters (only 14% of songwriters in the UK that receive PRS are women), she launched Kate Nash's Rock n Roll for Girls After-School Music Club as a platform to inspire teenage girls to start songwriting and making their own music. Nash is also one of the founders, along with Billy Bragg and Blur’s Dave Rowntree, of the Featured Artists Coalition, to ensure that artists took responsibility for having a voice at a time of dramatic change in the music business. Over 14's welcome. Support from Shuga & Jon Jackson.

  • FURYON

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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    FURYON

    FURYON is a new band from the UK who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock, FURYON mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering huge rock radio friendly songs, with technically challenging, yet infectiously catchy musicianship. Dedicated to one sole purpose, making hard hitting songs that will stand the test of time. "This Brighton band can achieve. Its grunge groove is enhanced by progressive hints, yet also reverberates with uncluttered metal riffage. Furyon have what it takes!" - Metal Hammer UK. Support from Terrathorn & Dead Empire. Over 14's welcome.

  • LESS THAN JAKE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £16.50 adv

    Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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    Support from The Skints & The Bots. It's been a wild and crazy ride for Gainesville's Less Than Jake, who first met at the University Of Florida over a decade and a half ago. But instead of kicking their feet up and resting on their laurels, the ever-busy quintet have been working hard on the next chapter of Less Than Jake. Successfully extricating themselves from their major label contract (even though they still owed one more record to the label), they started their own label, Sleep It Off Records, and now are in the driver's seat. "After a decade an a half of being in the band, we are now our own bosses for real and the excitement of that can peel paint off the walls," says drummer Vinnie. Before the band starts recording a new album this Spring (for release in the Summer 2008), however, they are planning the re-release of albums from their catalog… and first up are Pezcore, Losers, Kings and Things We Don't Understand, Goodbye Blue and White, and the DVD The People's History of Less Than Jake (more re-releases are planned for the future). "We wanted to start with Losers, Kings, And Things We Don't Understand, which was our first recorded material as a band," Vinnie continues. "These literally are some of the first songs we recorded together, and it seemed obvious that it should be one of the first releases on our newly started record label Sleep It Off. As a musician, the fact that I can help not only in creative marketing but release the actual audible history of our band on our own label is mind blowing. I think it's a great time for the Music Industry that, despite the lagging sales, you are allowed to write and rewrite the rules. These days, it's like the Old West, so to speak." Through their decade and a half career, they've traveled the world multiple times -- with the Warped Tour, opening for Bon Jovi, and as headliners. "Each record is a snapshot of who the band is and was at the moment of writing and recording," Vinnie says. And what better way to revisit their history than with a fresh new take on their old material. Each re-release will come with all new artwork and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased material. "If you look at the career of our band you have the roots of the tree and that's our initial inspiration that we used for the band, which was East Bay pop/punk; Screeching Weasel, early Green Day, Operation Ivy," Vinnie says. "If you look at that as the roots, then you have our career as the body of the tree, and the leaves are the latest inspirations of things, whether they're friends, family, or whatever." "People have a preconceived notion that Less Than Jake is a ska/punk band, that we're wacky and silly, and that may be a certain side of ourselves live, but there's also another side and that's a beautiful thing about our band - it's multi-headed," he says proudly. "We can be different things at different times; we can be socially relevant and we can still be musically relevant 16 years after being together, still progressing musically, not only as players, but as far as musical direction. We can jump outside the box of what people expect, and now that we're in control, what you'll be getting is Less Than Jake -unfiltered and over-amplified." Over 14's only.

  • THE LOW ANTHEM *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, £15 adv

    Monday, June 18th, 2012

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    Support from Abi Wade. Over 18's only.

  • SWEET BILLY PILGRIM

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Saturday, June 9th, 2012

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    Mercury Music Prize-nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim celebrate the forthcoming release of their third album, ‘Crown And Treaty’, with a UK headline tour. Sweet Billy Pilgrim have just unveiled the video to their new single ‘Joyful Reunion’ the opening track to the new album. Directed by Julian Simpson (Dr. Who / Hustle / Spooks) and shot in a wintry North London. The album ‘Crown And Treaty’ is released on April 16th on EMI Label Services. It is quite simply stunning. Heartfelt, beautiful, literate, artistic and capable of moving you to tears, it is the sound of a band taking a quantum leap forward, throwing every ounce of their belief, passion and dreams into the creation of a truly special body of work.
 
 This is an album without a wasted moment, the sound of Sweet Billy Pilgrim stepping out of the shadows and establishing themselves as one of the most exciting surprises of 2012. Each and every song on ‘Crown And Treaty’ is an unfurling, revealing gem; a beautiful, moving, uplifting treat; a distillation of atmosphere that creates a whole new world to explore. Over 18's only.

  • GARY NUMAN

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £25 adv

    Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

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    We are very excited to announce a show as part of the Machine Music Tour: The Best Of Gary Numan. The tour is in line with a DVD of the same name which is released in June. This limited edition DVD will bring together for the first time promos and some TV appearances from right across his career. Expect a set full of his biggest songs - not to be missed! Support from Officers. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied. Tickets on sale Friday 10th February!

  • THE PIGEON DETECTIVES

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

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    Support from Run Young Lovers & Running Dogs. We’ve always wanted to be as big as The Beatles,” boasts Oli Main, The Pigeon Detectives’ lead guitarist and songwriter-in-chief. “I’m sure it’d do our heads in, yeah, but I’d rather be that big than be no one. We want to get as big as we possibly can.” “Anyone in a band who says they’re not bothered about any of that is a liar,” agrees singer Matt Bowman. “It totally matters." “We just want to be rich and famous,’ Oli continues. “It’s not about the music at all.” The Pigeon Detectives are, of course, joking… at least about that last bit. After all, you can’t fake the sort of rabid energy that fuels their million-miles-an-hour live shows, and you certainly don’t write as many songs that so perfectly encapsulate what it feels like to be an 18-year-old whose world revolves almost solely around attractive members of the opposite sex and getting drunk as they have without living exactly that sort of life 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Songs like ridiculously infectious first proper single ‘I Found Out’. Or the first-of-what-will-surely-be-many Top 20 hits ‘Romantic Type’. Or, in fact, any of the 12 wall-to-wall bellow-along classics that make up their debut album ‘Wait For Me’. ‘Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye’ is about getting upset after parting ways with that girl you met five minutes ago; ‘I’m Not Sorry’ features a screamed refrain of, “I’ll never take you back! I’ll never take you back!”; ‘Take Her Back’ is… well, you get the picture. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • THE AUDITION

    The Hydrant Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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    Support from Sky Harbour, Glass City Vice & from the alpine, swim. After departing Victory Records in July of 2010, Chicago-based pop-punk band THE AUDITION is set to write their own history with the self-release of their brand new EP, titled ‘Chapter II’ on 11th June in the UK to coincide with appearances at the 2012 Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds, Herts and Wales. The band have also announced headline dates in Brighton and Southampton, as well as an appearance at Facedown clubnight at The Scala in London. Backed by the support of their fans around the world, ‘Chapter II’ sees the band heading in a fresh direction and honing their signature sound into one that demonstrates a maturity and breadth evident in their earlier releases but not fully realized until now. The Audition has been touring with Every Avenue and We Are The In Crowd in the US, marking their first tour of their home country since 2010 and thus ending a hiatus that left their fans longing for a return to the road. The members of The Audition have been excitedly road-testing the material from their new EP after two long years off from touring and are eager to bring the show to the UK in May as the band have a long-standing history of effervescent shows in the country. They played on the Kerrang! Tour in 2007 alongside Biffy Clyro and The Bronx. The Audition also took You Me At Six out as support on one of their first nationwide headline tours, as well as playing at various other festivals and events including Slam Dunk, Give It A Name and Download festivals. Over 14's welcome.

  • DUKE SPECIAL

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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    Plus special guests Foreign Slippers. “Duke Special will be embarking on a tour to celebrate his first "commercial" album, entitled "Oh Pioneer" since "I never thought this day would come" in 2008. As I write Duke is still in the studio but has this to say; "Standing on the edge of recording a new album is a daunting task. Behind you are the sessions and songs you have recorded previously, some popular, some well known, some dear to your own heart but not celebrated, some completely overlooked... ahead are other peoples' expectations, your own hopes for the record, the worry of shitty reviews, paying the bills and so on but... I love the adventure. "Wooden Fingers Puppet Theatre Company, The Bank of Ideas, a banned Iranian children's book about a fish, a pirate who wants to retire, a bar man who hears people's stories whether he likes it or not, the human condition and late night conversations with friends on the roof of the 'Oh Yeah' building about your dreams are just a few of the ingredients to go into "Oh Pioneer".” Tickets on sale Friday 2nd March! Unreserved seating. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • BILLY TALENT *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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    Support from Time Is A Thief. Over 14's welcome.

  • ALL THE YOUNG

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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    After being shortlisted in 'NME's New Bands for 2012', Indie rockers All The Young have announced a full headline UK tour in May including a performance in Brighton. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • AWOLNATION

    The Haunt brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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    Support from Arcane Roots & The Crave. Electronic rock act AWOLNATION comes to the The Haunt, Brighton. The solo project of Aaron Bruno (Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero, Insurgence), the second AWOLNATION album Megalithic Symphony was released last year, featuring the huge single Sail, which blends classic rock, electro, metal and dubstep. Over 14's only.

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, £7 adv

    Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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    Special guest Stu Larsen. The brainchild of 26-year-old Brighton born singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, Passenger is redefining the troubadour for the 21st century. Formerly a five-piece band, Passenger has now pared back to basics, quite literally bringing music to the streets on a series of lengthy busking journeys across Australia, America and the United Kingdom. A classic journeyman musician, cut from the same mould as Van Morrison, Neil Young and John Prine, Passenger has the unique ability to move from the humorous to heartbreaking with every song. After six months spent crisscrossing the UK with his debut album Wicked Man’s Rest, Passenger’s markedly stripped down and soulful second album Wide Eyes Blind Love was brought to the public as it was created: on the road. Setting up on street corners across the UK and Australia, Passenger halted passers by in their hundreds; all connecting to the mellifluous tones and powerfully hewn lyrics emanating from this lone figure and his guitar. This is music as Passenger means it to be, unvarnished and honest, just pure talent and powerful tunes that tap straight into the crowd. Over 18's only.

  • THE CRIBS

    Winters Gardens Eastbourne, 7pm, £18 adv

    Sunday, May 13th, 2012

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    Wakefield, London and Portland converge as one with news that The Cribs are set to release their fifth album in May. Entitled ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’, the album marks a return to their classic three-piece status and heralds another chapter in the upwards trajectory of the Jarman brothers. Recorded in upstate New York courtesy of David Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio with Fridmann at the controls, a short self produced session at London’s Abbey Road and a few days in Chicago with producer Steve Albini at his EAR studio, the band have certainly clocked up the miles recording this hotly anticipated follow up to 2009’s Top Ten album ‘Ignore The Ignorant’. Tickets on sale 9am Friday 17th February! In association with SJM Concerts.

  • HOWLER (ALL AGES MATINEE SHOW)

    Latest Music Bar Brighton, 12pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, May 12th, 2012

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    SPECIAL GUEST SUPPORT IS TOWNS! We are delighted to announce an ALL AGES matinee show with indie's hottest property, HOWLER! The gig is part of The Alternative Escape in conjunction with The Great Escape Festival! Perfect for those under 18's that missed out on the recent sold out show at The Green Door Store. There will only be 50 tickets made available so don't miss out! Their will also be limited access to those with The Great Escape wristbands. Please note the rest of The Great Escape is 18+. Check back for updates on how to guarantee entry with a TGE wristband.

  • AFRICA EXPRESS SOUND SYSTEM

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, £18.50 adv

    Saturday, May 12th, 2012

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    Since its maiden voyage to Mali in 2006, Africa Express has rolled out across Britain, Europe and Africa. Now comes Africa Express Sound System – sharing the same fearless spirit of spontaneous collaboration between artists from different cultures, genres and generations.African melodies meet the deepest bass-lines and a barrage of percussion courtesy of the finest singers, rappers, musicians, DJs and producers from Africa and the West. This is the new sound of the world, signalling a new unity. So get ready to embark: all aboard the Africa Express… To ensure guaranteed access any of our Brighton Dome Shows, attendees can top up their 3 day festival ticket for just £7 per show, or purchase separate Brighton Dome Show tickets.

  • THE TEMPER TRAP

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, £14.50 adv

    Friday, May 11th, 2012

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    Whether you know them from the anthemic “Sweet Disposition” or their breakout set at The Great Escape 2009, The Temper Trap are back. Ready to follow their debut record, “Conditions,” the now 5 member outfit is set to release their stadium-tour-ready single “Need Your Love,” With a new album on the way and a fantastic live show under their belt, you won’t want to miss The Temper Trap’s triumphant return to The Great Escape Festival. To ensure guaranteed access any of our Brighton Dome Shows, attendees can top up their 3 day festival ticket for just £7 per show, or purchase separate Brighton Dome Show tickets.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE

    Brighton, Various Times, £45 early bird

    Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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    The Great Escape is thrilled to be announcing an initial line-up of acts to play across its 30 venues in Brighton this May. Crossing genres from Catalan garage to Australian Electro-chant, UK Surf to Canadian Blues, a staggering host of remarkable sounds are on show already. Old or young, jaded or woefully naïve, TGE 2012 will have something to surprise you. The initial lineup includes rockers DRY THE RIVER, Danish electro-poppers WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE, Catalan garage supremos MUJERES, Afrotronic super group AFRICA EXPRESS SOUND SYSTEM (Dome show ticket top up required), hard-core Aussie duo DZ DEATHRAYS, Dalston outfit SPECTOR, piping-hot new US bands HOWLER from Minneapolis and FRIENDS from Brooklyn, deranged electro idealist GRIMES, tribal pop Londoners ZULU WINTER, instrumental/electronic four-piece DJANGO DJANGO and Berlin-based pianist NILS FRAHM. The festival is world famous for the massive acts who’ve cut their teeth on its stages: highlights include Bon Iver, Adele, Tinie Tempah, Mumford and Sons and Ed Sheeran. This year, with more raw talent on display than is strictly fair on other festivals, the pressure will be on to spot the next big thing amongst the noise. The line up so far is as follows Dry The River / Spector / We Are the Ocean / Friends / Howler / Zulu Winter / Grimes / DZ Deathrays / Nils Frahm / A Winged Victory For The Sullen / Jamie N Commons / Django Django / Eagulls / Perfume Genius / Com Truise / (Alt-J) / When Saints Go Machine / Sonic Boom Six / François And The Atlas Mountains / Bos Angeles / continues…

  • MAXIMO PARK

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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    Maxïmo Park are an English Indie Rock band, signed to Warp Records, who formed in 2003. Drawing comparisons to Pulp and Franz Ferdinand, Maxïmo Park were, along with cohorts The Futureheads, North-East England’s response to the post-punk revival of the 2000s.The band are festival veterans playing most major european festivals for almost ten years.Their as yet untitled near album is expected later this year. Paul from the band says ‘It’s exciting to finally play the Great Escape – it’s got a reputation for showcasing the best of independent music in a unique coastal location’. To ensure guaranteed access any of our Brighton Dome Shows, attendees can top up their 3 day festival ticket for just £7 per show, or purchase separate Brighton Dome Show tickets.

  • THE VACCINES

    Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £18.50

    Monday, May 7th, 2012

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    Special guest Ice Age, S.C.U.M & Arthur Beatrice. Following their recent sold-out European and UK headline tour and epic performance at The Great Escape Festival, The Vaccines have announced they are to play 4 seaside dates in May 2012. The Vaccines formed in June 2010 by Justin Young (vocals) and Freddie Cowan (guitar) and fellow band members Anri Hjorvar (bass) and Pete Robertson (drums). The first single released was ‘If you Wanna’ in the Summer of 2010, which received praise from Zane Lowe after been crowned ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on 18 August 2010. The band released their debut album in March 2011 and rounded up a fantastic year with performances on Christmas Day Top of The Pop's and Jool's Hollands Hootenany. Age restrictions apply: No under 14's allowed in standing area. In association with Metropolis Music.

  • HERE WE GO MAGIC

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Friday, May 4th, 2012

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    Support from Fanzine & Kinnie The Explorer. Here We Go Magic's sophomore album, Pigeons, had only been out a few weeks when the seeds for A Different Ship were planted in late June 2010 at the Glastonbury Festival. The New York band had been on the road since spring, wowing audiences at Bonnaroo, Coachella and elsewhere with their uncanny live chemistry, turning album tracks into intricately groovy sonic explorations where the band seemed almost synchronously possessed. That had been their sweet spot since their earliest rehearsals together, when singer/songwriter Luke Temple, bassist Jennifer Turner, guitarist Michael Bloch, drummer Peter Hale and then-keyboardist Kristina Lieberson bonded over a shared belief in musical spontaneity and a kind of improvisation that feels too divinely ordered to be called "jamming." Over 18's only.

  • SLOW CLUB

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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    Support from Two Jackals. Charles And Rebecca Are Slow Club. They hail from Sheffield and are a sort of one man band. Only with two people. He strums guitar and sings and she plays drums and all sorts of weird instruments, like water-filled glass bottles, spoons and the back of a wooden chair. And sometimes an organ called Miles. Not something you get to see and hear every day. The effect is rockabilly and somewhat folksy but thankfully their songs are fairly jolly affairs without a bit of teenage angst in sight. Slow Club are touring - don't miss them. Tickets on sale Friday 3rd February! Over 14's only.

  • RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012

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    Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle's auntie's house. It wasn't until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to 'Lalala' all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks. As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs. Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. In association with Kilimanjaro. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • CLOCK OPERA

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012

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    Plus special guests Fiction & The New Union. Clock Opera make extraordinarily accessible electronic pop music. They may draw from such esoteric sources as the systems music of Steve Reich and Philip Glass and have played their second ever gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall backing the Ballet Rambert, but you don’t need any special qualifications to enjoy what they do - just an appreciation of idiosyncratic electronic and organic sounds. Over 18's only.

  • LITTLE COMETS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Saturday, April 28th, 2012

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    Plus special guests The 1975 & Ajimal. Over 14's only.

  • THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £11 adv

    Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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    Plus support from Losers & Run Young Lovers. The Sunshine Underground are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on a short UK tour in April. They will be playing 12 dates across the country, showcasing and testing out new material they are working on for their 3rd album. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Thursday 23rd February!

  • GREG HOLDEN

    Latest Music Bar Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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    Special guests The Beautiful Word & Nick Williams. Greg Holden is a Scottish-born, English-raised songwriter currently living in New York City. Since moving to the States three years ago, he has had quite the adventure. He has self-released three records, the most recent, ”I Don’t Believe You” reaching #6 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts in the US & UK. He has toured the US, once opening for indie starlet Ingrid Michaelson on her Sold Out ‘Everybody Tour’. He has toured Europe numerous times, sometimes selling out shows months in advance, and most recently, in December 2011 he had a #1 single in Holland with his latest track, “The Lost Boy”, released to raise money for Dutch Radio Station 3FM’s charity campaign Serious Request & Red Cross. His eagerly awaited second studio album "I Don't Believe You" (funded almost entirely by his fans after raising a staggering $30,000 in one month on Kickstarter.com), produced by Tony Berg (Bob Dylan, Weezer, Jesca Hoop) was released in May 2011 and debuted at #6 in the UK & US iTunes Singer/Songwriters Charts. Greg’s honest and progressively more opinionated approach to his lyrics, along with his folky yet melodic style, has won him an army of supporters that continue to grow and follow his ventures. His ‘Living Room Series’ and ‘Not My Living Room Series’ on YouTube have been viewed more than 2,000,000 times across the world and all three of his self-released records have been featured in the iTunes ‘Best Singer/Songwriters’, 'New & Noteworthy' and ‘What We’re Listening To’ categories. All ages welcome.

  • CHARLENE SORAIA

    St Andrew's Church Hove, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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    Please note this show has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of Lout Promotions. Refunds from point of purchase. Charlene’s love of the guitar and the above musical genres has developed her distinctive fret flexing style that is incredible to listen to and mesmerizing to watch. Her unique talent and hippified individuality also won her a coveted place at the Brit School, where her peers were Adele, ROX and Kate Nash. Even at such a young age she has captivated sufficiently to be invited to tour with the likes of Stephen Fretwell, Howard Elliot Payne, Kami Thompson and Jon Allen. Signed Indie label Peacefrog Records, home of Little Dragon, Nouvelle Vague and José González, Charlene Soraia has recorded her album ‘Moonchild’ with the help of producer Paul Stacey (Oasis, Black Crowes). over 14's welcome. In association with This Must Be The Place.

  • LADYHAWKE *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £14 adv

    Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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    One of the brightest stars to light up the pop firmament this millennium is back. Thanks to her brilliant self-titled 2008 debut, LADYHAWKE, aka Pip Brown, shot to stardom around the world, gathering up armfuls of awards as THE breakthrough artist of the moment. Eighteen months in the making, her follow-up album Anxiety carries ten instant classics, each brimming over with irresistible hooks, fresh beats and ear-grabbing synth sounds. With inventive and hyper-melodic gems laced throughout, Anxiety is shaping up as one of 2012’s biggest albums. More delirium, anyone? Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • LONSDALE BOYS CLUB

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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    Plus guests Raising Maisie. Somewhere down a cobbled street in west London you’ll find the Lonsdale Boys Club hideout, where anyone with a penchant for beat driven guitar greatness need apply. Inside, unintentionally epitomizing the diversity of this here city they reside in, it’s reggae club promoter Charlie, New Zealand export Topher, and DJ Loz, together making up the Lonsdale Boys Club trio, delivering a new wave of guitar-led aural pleasure. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Friday 17th February.

  • GOMEZ

    Corn Exchange Brighton, 7pm, £20 adv

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

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    From the band.. Gomez is celebrating 15 years of touring with our Quinceañera Party. We are asking y'all to help choose the setlist for our upcoming concert in Brighton. Choose the five songs you would most like to hear Gomez perform at the Corn Exchange. If your choices receive the most votes, the band will deliver. To submit your votes please visit: http://www.gomeztheband.com/. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied. In association with Metropolis Music.

  • TRIBES *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, April 21st, 2012

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    Support from Sharks & The Brute Chorus. Please note the venue has been upgraded to Concorde 2 to meet demand! Original tickets valid. If the past couple of year’s have been rock’n’roll’s radio iceage, right now our toes are teetering on the brink of a lush new dawn. The question is; beyond the shit-storm of supposed saviour bands whose name-drops christened the New Year, which of the lauded gangs of axe-wielders are the genuine sculptors of tomorrow? Well, of the few promised Next Big Things, none have actually earned their hype more than Camden’s Tribes. “When you’re a kid you want to be cool, so you make experimental weird music. But for us, I think there just came a point where we couldn’t be bothered messing around anymore,” prophesises singer Johnny Lloyd. “I realized that there’s no point being in a band if you’re not gonna be one of those life-changing bands. Not the one’s you stroke your chin too, the one’s you beat your heart plate to.” It’s this unabashed manifesto of anthemia that’ve taken the rag-tag four-piece from prodigious debutant slots opening for idols The Pixies, to relentless grassroots grafting of the UK’s dives, to being christened “The future of rock’n'roll” by fanboys The Mystery Jets, a sentiment chimed by everyone from NME to Radio 1′s Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe, the latter of whom named their debut single Hottest Record In The World amidst an airwave airstrike that saw it tear through most of the BBC and XFM. They’re a shining testament to the blood, sweat and tears so many buzz bands seem to bypass these days, at their peril. Joining the dots between Nirvana and The Libertines, their debut album, including lead single ‘Sapho’ is a fittingly heart-racing call-to-arms for a generation left crying out for band name worthy of being Tip-Ex’d onto a satchel. Over 14's only.

  • BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

    The Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Monday, April 16th, 2012

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    Having just finished their sold out, UK album tour with a monumental show at Brixton Academy, Bombay Bicycle Club announce their biggest UK headline tour to date for April 2012. Last week, the band did a BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’ session including a stunning cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ and also posted a beautiful video of album track, ‘Still’, featuring Jack playing piano and backing vocals from Lucy Rose. Capturing the sound of a band effortlessly progressing and innovating at a startling rate, Bombay Bicycle Club’s critically acclaimed third album, ‘A Different Kind of Fix’ crashed into the top ten of the charts at number six. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • WE ARE THE IN CROWD

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, April 13th, 2012

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    Plus guests The Summer Set, Every Avenue and Super Prime. American pop-punkers We Are The In Crowd tour the UK in April including a performance at Concorde2, Brighton. Fresh from supporting All Time Low, We Are The In Crowd are hotly tipped to follow in the footsteps of the likes of You Me At Six, Fall Out Boy and Paramore on the road to megastardom. Arizona pop-punkers The Summer Set and Boston pop-rock outfit Super Prime complete a mouth-watering bill with Every Avenue as support. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • SHARKS

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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    Special guests Crowns. After 8 months touring America on Warped Tour, The AP Tour and touring with the likes of Social Distortion, Title Fight, Hot Water Music and Gallows, Sharks are finally returning to the UK for their first headline tour. The tour will be in support of their highly anticipated debut album (Title TBC) recorded and produced by Brian McTernan (Cave In, Thrice, Hot Water Music). Over 18's only.

  • THE FUTUREHEADS

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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    'A Cappella & Acoustic Tour' with special guests The Cornshed Sisters. ‘The Futureheads have been together for a long time now. And we have the right to do something different.’ No one could argue with Barry Hyde about that. In just over eleven years, Barry (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dave (drums, vocals), Ross Millard (guitar, vocals) and Jaff (bass, vocals) have established themselves as one of Britain’s most thrilling and durable guitar bands. They’ve made four albums – the explosive, barbed The Futureheads (2004); the elegantly miserable News And Tributes (2006); the re-energised, celebratory This Is Not The World (2008) and the expansive, troubled The Chaos (2010) – that make for a varied but unified back catalogue. They’ve played hundreds of shows where their taut energy and barely-controlled fury blends with the natural audience rapport of Good Men, and makes sweaty, pogoing punters into FFF’s (Futureheads Fans Forever, of course). They’ve released the two most recent of their albums on their own Nul label, proving that DIY can and will make a band bigger, as well as reviving the true spirit of something called ‘indie’, something that used to actually mean something. And they’ve even, along with friends and neighbours Field Music and Frankie & The Heartstrings, established the Sunderland accent as a fresh and vital component in the DNA of the pop vocal. So The Futureheads have earned the right to do anything they like. As long as they don’t, you know, throw out all their instruments. Make a record with, like, no instruments at all. Can you imagine? That would be stupid. The Futureheads have made a record with no instruments at all. It is called Rant, and it is strictly a cappella. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied.

  • SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE #2

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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    SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE #2

    After the storming sell out success in January of the first Sound Central Studios Showcase we are delighted to confirm round 2! Featuring up and coming local bands including Rising Tide, The Dead Celebs, Silverbox & Emersis! Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale now!

  • ALL THE YOUNG

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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    Plus special guests The 1975. After being shortlisted in 'NME's New Bands for 2012', Indie rockers All The Young have announced a full headline UK tour in March including a performance in Brighton. Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • DOG IS DEAD

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £6.50 adv

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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    The Nottingham five-piece enthral audiences with their eclectic sound, stage show camaraderie and wizardry with the saxophone. “…bright, breezy and infectious indie pop” The Guardian. In association with SPC LIve. Over 14's only.

  • RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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    RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT!*

    Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle's auntie's house. It wasn't until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to 'Lalala' all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks. As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs. Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's only.

  • RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT*!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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    RIZZLE KICKS *SOLD OUT*!

    Extra date added to meet demand! Technically, Rizzle Kicks was founded in about 1996, when both members, in their miniature form, used to play together round Rizzle's auntie's house. It wasn't until eight years later that the pair reunited after both moving to Brighton and facing each other head-on in a Sunday league football match. Four years later, they ended up going to the same college and one day Rizzle got Sylvester to 'Lalala' all over a track. They soon realised how nicely their styles fitted together. Rizzle was just finishing off his own mixtape, rapping over samples of some of their favourite artists (Gorillaz, Lily Allen, Arctic Monkeys etc) when they officially became Rizzle Kicks. As a newly formed duo, they started to hustle for beats from local producers and started making their own music videos with a friend of theirs. Having finally been able to get into a proper studio with some talented producers, Rizzle Kicks are now working on their album, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's only.

  • CAVE PAINTING

    Pavilion Theatre Brighton, 7.30pm, £6.50 adv

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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    2012 sees Cave Painting preparing for the release (in March) of the first single from their debut album. The new single is planned for early March and it the band’s debut album is scheduled for May 14th Early last year, Cave Painting tiptoed into people’s ears with an online free download called ‘Leaf’ and a much talked about debut gig at a tiny club, the Social in London .The ripple effect spread when they streamed a demo of ‘Midnight Love’ along with a stunning one-minute promo clip of the same name. Bloggers blogged, labels talked, and by the time Cave Painting played their second show at Proud Galleries they were signed to Hideout Records on a major long term deal. In association with Metropolis Music. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • NEW BUILD

    Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, 7pm, £7 adv

    Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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    PLEASE NOE THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED PLEASE CONTACT THE TICKET OUTLET FOR A REFUND. Plus special guests Lovepark. New Build produce and craft their music at a semi derelict creative utopia in London, utilising an esoteric collection of microphones, synthesizers and drums to create their peculiar sound. The band was formed by Al Doyle (Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem), Felix Martin (Hot Chip) and Tom Hopkins and released their first limited edition 12" in November 2011 on the band's own Lanark Recordings imprint. The members of New Build bring long extensive live experience to the stage. They performed for the first time in November and are now about to embark on their first UK tour. Over 18's only.

  • THE MACCABEES *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £17 adv

    Friday, March 9th, 2012

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    Plus special guests Fiction. The Maccabees have announced they will release their highly anticipated third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’ on January 9th on Fiction Records. The five piece from London - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle – spent two years writing and recording the follow-up to 2009’s critically-lauded ‘Wall Of Arms’. Having previously written as a collective, ‘Given To The Wild’ saw the band explore a new approach to songwriting. Avoiding the studio, each member retreated to their South London homes to develop ideas individually. Once these sketched ideas began to take form, the band took them into their new home – a shambolic rehearsal space and recording studio near them that they discovered had been previously christened ‘The Drugstore’ by its former owners Jesus and Mary Chain. From here the songs evolved into the thirteen tracks that would make up ‘Given To The Wild’, an epic and beguiling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar wig outs. It is the band’s most adventurous work to date. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • HOBBIE STUART

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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    There’s more to Hobbie Stuart than meets the eye. A Brightonian of Brazilian and British/Italian heritage, Hobbie has shot to worldwide attention with a series of homemade YouTube videos featuring cover versions of tracks by the likes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Katie Perry and Adele. These aren’t your average cover versions though as Hobbie deliberately sets out to make them markedly different from the originals. 'I changed the chords and the pace,’ he says, ‘layered some of the melodies and put harmonies on them. I worked out a different way to do it.’ ‘Covers are a great way to get noticed.’ He could be right. To date Hobbie has chalked up 25,000 subscribers and his 11 videos have had three million hits. Meanwhile, offline, he and his band have performed sold out gigs in Brighton and London during summer 2011. But it’s Hobbie’s own material that has earned him a record deal and the very real potential of becoming a major pop star. His sound moves between uptempo songs with beats and synths, and a slower, more organic acoustic feel. What’s refreshing about Hobbie is that he sings with his own accent – think Lily Allen meets Mike Skinner – and with an unapologetically emotional edge, influenced by his connection with Brazilian culture. ‘I put emotion into the tunes, which a lot of pop artists don’t these days,’ says Hobbie. ‘My songs are about girls and relationships and all of that, things that everyone can relate to. It’s what I like singing about.’ Over 14's welcome. 14's/15's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • THE DUKE SPIRIT

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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    Special guests Sissy & The Blisters and Alice. The Duke Spirit have announced the release of new single ‘Don’t Wait’ on November 21st. This is the second track to be taken from the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘Bruiser’. The five piece from London; Liela Moss, Toby Butler, Luke Ford, Olly Betts and Marc Sallis; have been touring in support of their new record, including a sell out show at London's Scala and an electrifying album launch show performed in the middle of a professional boxing ring. ’Don’t Wait’ is an incredibly sensual yet tough rock and roll offering from The Duke Spirit, that builds to a feverish climax. Here the band are mixing prowling guitars, witchy percussion, and primal drumming, with the inimitable vocal delivery of Liela Moss. The recording sessions for ‘Bruiser’ were fuelled by the band's rekindled appreciation for evocative space, finding breath within a minimal approach and revealing the shadows in the corners of the songs. Bruiser is the third album from The Duke Spirit, following on from their much lauded debut Cuts Across The Land and 2008’s Neptune. Over 14's only.

  • BAND OF SKULLS *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, March 5th, 2012

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    Plus special guests Broken Hands. After their show at Heaven sold out within minutes of going on sale in July, Southampton's BAND OF SKULLS have announced details of a full UK tour in February/March 2012. The band also plan to release their first single entitled 'The Devil Takes Care of His Own' from their, as yet untitled, second album on Monday 4th December 2011 through Electric Blues Recordings. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's only.

  • SLEIGH BELLS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

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    SLEIGH BELLS new album Reign Of Terror is out on February 13th, and shortly after, they play Concorde 2. Their electronic beats thud with gut-rattling low end; guitars are distorted siren squalls, or heavily gated and thoroughly crunched power chords, or playful, beta-band-esque strums. Lead singer Krauss flips easily from hip-hop hook, to pop power, to sunshined, coquettish coos. The band have experienced a rapid ratcheting up in popularity as word has spread about their brutal, clever pop and compulsive live shows. Support from Charli XCX. Over 14's only.

  • THE MILK

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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    Special guests Byron & Running Dogs. The Milk's contemporary twist on classic soul, hip-hop and ska has already won a wealth of support. With fans everywhere from NME, The Guardian and Neon Gold to Zane Lowe, Huey Morgan and The Sun, the band are sure to be one to watch throughout 2012. This massive twenty-eight date tour will see them preview songs from their forthcoming debut album, produced by celebrated DJ and remixer Brad Baloo (The Nextmen). Having been friends since school, The Milk began life as a teenage punk band: after some disastrous efforts to act rock-and-roll, the group soon split, though lead-singer Rick’s belting soulful voice arguably benefited from these loud, formative years. Sometime later, the boys revisited the classic Motown, Stax and Trojan Records that had soundtracked their teens, intent on putting on a club night. Instead, they hit a creative breakthrough. Holed up in the shed at the bottom of their garden, all new songs and sounds were experimented with, which were written in-between and sometimes in response to a series of make-do jobs in Wickford, Essex. Over 18's only.

  • THE WHIP

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Monday, February 27th, 2012

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    Special guests The Good Natured. The Whip return with a new album, entitled ‘Wired Together’ in September, the follow up to their ‘X Marks Destination’ debut of 2008. Having released a clutch of highly acclaimed singles including club hit ‘Trash’ their debut established the Manchester band at the forefront of a new scene as enamoured of electronic dance music as it was of alternative rock music. Subsequent live dates across their own tours and stand out festival performances saw the band rightfully regarded as one of the most exciting new bands on the scene, with NME thrilling to “A cornucopia of throbbing new wave to amuse and delight” and The Independent On Sunday stating that the band embodied ‘the stylish hedonism of the new century’. For the past eighteen months, the trio that comprise The Whip; Bruce Carter, Nathan Sudders and Fiona Daniel, have been working on ‘Wired Together’ with the last six months spent night and day in the studio of producer Jagz Kooner in London. A move on from the high octane nature of ‘X Marks Destination’, ‘Wired Together’ retains The Whip’s ability to set pulses racing with pounding rhythms and fluid, dancefloor friendly beats but broadens the band’s palate to introduce a more celebratory vibe and a more lyrical version of the band’s dance music. Over 18's only.

  • SPECTOR *SOLD OUT!*

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, February 25th, 2012

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    Special guest David's Lyre. After the release of the widely acclaimed 'Never Fade Away' and fan favourite 'What You Wanted' comes Spector's third and final 7" in a trilogy of singles for Dalston based Luv Luv Luv records: 'Grey Shirt & Tie.' Inspired by a seemingly fated, chance encounter between lead singer Fred MacPherson, and a childhood sweetheart whilst shopping in Primark , ‘Grey Shirt & Tie’ is Spector at their most haunting and minimal, touched by the production greatness of Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors). In keeping with their previous 2 releases. Spector eschew a B-side , instead favouring a remix of the A-side, which on this occasion comes from esteemed friends and neighbours, The Big Pink. The release will also be accompanied by a stunning video from Swedish director, Mattias Johansson. With ‘Grey Shirt & Tie’, Spector round off a phenemonal year that has taken them from a sold out debut show in a Stoke Newington basement in January, to their own headline national dates, 'Spectour 1', in October via some storming performances at their own sold out shows at Efes, the Barfly and the Shacklewell Arms and standout performances at festivals such as Field Day, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, and supporting the likes of the Killers, Florence + the Machine and the Vaccines. As 2011 culminates with their first foray into Europe and a headline London show at Bethnal Green Working Mens club, next year will see the release of Spector's debut album. With major, international festivals and supports already in place, 2012 is set to be the year Spector take their 21st century torch songs to a wider stage. Over 18's only.

  • MARINA & THE DIAMONDS *SOLD OUT!*

    St Georges Church Brighton, 7.30pm, £20 adv

    Saturday, February 25th, 2012

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    Plus special guest Eugene McGuinness. All ages welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Unreserved seating. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £20 adv

    Friday, February 24th, 2012

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    Special guests Gazelle Twin. John Foxx + The Maths will be performing material from their new album Interplay, as well as classic songs from early Ultravox and Foxx's solo career. The critically acclaimed Interplay album by John Foxx + The Maths is out now on Metamatic Records. ‘Interplay somehow walks the tightrope between experimental electronica, the pop of synth groups such as Depeche Mode and the disciplined Krautrock of Neu!. Foxx is still sounding relevant.’ **** ARTROCKER. 'One of the finest electronic records you’ll hear in 2011.’ THE QUIETUS. ‘Meeting of synth-fetishists is a triumph.’ **** MOJO. ‘In the fourth decade of his career, Foxx has released an album which easily equals the high points of his rich back catalogue.’ BBC MUSIC. ‘One of the most enlightened synth records in years.’ **** THE STOOL PIGEON. www.johnfoxxandthemaths.com. Over 14's only.

  • THE MINUTES

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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    Special guests Tigercub, Dead Whisky & Black Bonds. With a background steeped in a diverse array of musical loves and inspirations – be it Johnny Marr , local heroes Thin Lizzy or Lenny Kaye’s ‘Nuggets’ boxset, The Minutes channel their own primal surge of rock ‘n’ roll and entertain in their own way ! Having honed their craft on home territory over the past couple of years, the band have recently spread their collective wings and have cemented a reputation that precedes them – as a gig thirsty trio who have as good a time as the fans who come to seem them with tunes to more than match the swagger! Over 18's only.

  • BLEEDING KNEES CLUB

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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    BLEEDING KNEES CLUB

    Special guests Binary & Hockeysmith. If ever there was a Club to sign up to, it's the one spearheaded by rip-roaring, party-hardy duo Jordan Malane and Alex Wall. An irrepressible garage-pop 'n' surf-punk pair that burst out of Australia's Gold Coast in early 2011, Bleeding Knees Club have won hearts and minds through a reckless live reputation and, on the recorded front, with a swag of super-catchy demos which quickly found champions beyond Australia's borders. The debut UK single, Have Fun, was released on the Noir label this summer and quickly struck a chord with UK tastemakers, enjoying radio support from Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens on Radio One, Lauren Laverne on 6Music and Jon Kennedy on Xfm where the song was also added to the evening playlist. The duo spent much of the summer in the UK where they shared stages with Black Lips, Cults, Toro y Moi, Blood Orange and Cerebral Ballzy. They also scored spots on The Great Escape in Brighton, and Liverpool Sound City while NME named them as one of the 50 Best New Bands of 2011. Over 18's only.

  • THE BIG PINK

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10.50 adv

    Saturday, February 18th, 2012

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    PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID. Plus 2:54 & Two Jackals. Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell formed The Big Pink in 2007. Although both of music stock, their debut, A Brief History of Love, was the first collection of songs that either were really able call their own. Both from London, the genetics of The Big Pink are not incidental. Milo, the son of 1960s producer Denny Cordell, is behind the celebrated Merok label, instrumental in unleashing the mutant soul of Crystal Castles, Salem, and Teengirl Fantasy upon the world, while Furze first made a name for himself playing with industrial behemoths Panic DHH and Alec Empire. Such disparate roots speak loudly of the ambitions of The Big Pink, as they pull unexpected and marginal forms into the spotlight of a wider audience. Over 14's only.

  • LIGHTS

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, February 17th, 2012

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    Support from Nightbox. When electro-rock sensation Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. Her name may have been pluralized but Lights Poxleitner was a one- woman show who played and programmed her own instruments and sang her own lyrics. This admirable self-reliance is rare in pop—in fact, Lights, signed a publishing deal at 16 and began writing songs for other artists—but after her 2008 self-titled debut EP (precocious enough to earn her a best new artist Juno) and gold-selling full-length follow-up The Listening, Lights was ready to open herself up to collaborations on her unexpectedly experimental album Siberia. And by choosing such leftfield collaborators as live electronic outfit Holy Fuck and rising rapper Shad, she also opened up her sound. Over 14's only.

  • BEN HOWARD *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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    BEN HOWARD *SOLD OUT!*

    Support from Daughter. With a top ten album in the bag and sold out shows across the country we are delighted to once again confirm Ben Howard. Over 14's welcome.

  • STEVE HACKETT

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £20 adv

    Sunday, February 12th, 2012

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    Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. As lead guitarist with the star-strewn line-up of 1970s Genesis he made an indelible impression on the fabric of classic rock, demonstrating an unparalleled emotional and technical range. Parting company with Genesis in 1977, Steve embarked on a solo career that has spawned literally dozens of albums. Along the way he has collaborated with many of the music world’s leading lights, and has been cited by countless guitarists as a major influence. In March 2010, Steve was inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, a fitting testimony to a world class musician and public recognition of his stature as both performer and composer. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve’s unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced. Over 14's only.

  • ALESANA & WE CAME AS ROMANS

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12 adv

    Sunday, February 12th, 2012

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    ALESANA & WE CAME AS ROMANS

    Ladies and gentlemen please take your seats, the story is about to begin." This phrase, uttered by an unknown announcer to a murmuring crowd, is what kicks off Alesana's fourth full-length A Place Where The Sun Is Silent and hopefully it's enough notice to inform the listener that they're in for an hour of the most inventive music they've ever heard. Since forming in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2004 Alesana have been creating some of the most cerebral and theatrical music the underground has to offer—and the band's Epitaph debut sees them transcending scenes and genres to craft something truly unique and original. Support from iwrestledabearonce & Glamour Of The Kill. Over 14's only.

  • YOUNG GUNS *SOLD OUT!*

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, February 11th, 2012

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    Support from Tonight Alive & Polar. YOUNG GUNS are proud to announce their first headline tour of 2012 and their first in support of forthcoming second album, ‘Bones’. Vocalist, Gustav Wood, explains the move, “to kick off the ‘Bones’ touring cycle we thought it would be cool to go back to where we started. We ended the first album cycle on a real high, playing venues and stages we'd always dreamed of, but this record is a rebirth for us, and with that in mind we're heading back for a special one off tour of the small venues we cut our teeth in. No fancy stage set up, no fancy lighting (we don't get on well with that anyway! See - London Forum) just us, you and a chance to have a really memorable intimate night. We're pumped and you should be too. This is a one off tour with not many tickets available, once they're gone, they're gone, so get them now!" Over 14's only.

  • THIN LIZZY

    Brighton Dome, 6.30pm, £27.50 adv

    Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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    Support from Clutch & Trigger Finger. Thin Lizzy is one of rock music’s most recognizable names. The fiery Dublin band exploded onto the scene with a fresh sound, look and attitude. Lead by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the band reached many peaks and influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Still In Love With You”, “Cold Sweat”, “Emerald” and “Don’t Believe A Word”. Most rock historians would agree the pinnacle of their commercial success was in 1983, followed by the bands’ premature demise, as they played their last gig in September of 1984. Just two years later, the world was shocked when singer/bassist and founding member Phil Lynott passed away at the age of thirty six. Twenty five years have passed, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy and influence. A new lineup has formed to take Lizzy’s music to a whole new generation of music fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton (all of whom played in Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott) the stellar lineup is completed by Guns N Roses Richard Fortus (guitar), Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) and The Almighty’s Ricky Warwick on vocals and guitar. The band have already wow-ed fans and critics alike on a sold out UK tour in jan/Feb 2011 and a show stealing performance at Download festival 2011. In association with Mean Fiddler. Under 14's to be accompanied.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ROOTS MANUVA plus guests

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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    *SOLD OUT!* ROOTS MANUVA plus guests

    Roots Manuva returns with a new single and it’s one of the standout cuts from the acclaimed “4everevolution,” the brooding, magnificent “Here We Go Again.” Over an intense, thunderous collision of hip hop, techno and dubstep, Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva drops lyrics about an old friendship gone bad: “something in his life isn’t right with him/ He’s caught up in the hype and it bites within.” A clear-eyed, deadpan exposition of the dangers, temptations and, more cuttingly, childishness of “street life,” Smith is keen to emphasise he isn’t preaching. Everything he says applies to himself as much as anyone else and a fate he avoided more through luck than judgement. The tune is finished off perfectly by a pure, soulful chorus from Spikey Tee. Spikey Tee was originally part of seminal British hip-hop-ragga-soul collective the Sindecut (Virgin Records), but these days is better well known for his work with Mr Scruff, Jah Wobble, Sola Rosa and Bomb The Bass. Now based in Australia he works on occasion with up and coming producer Dizz1. When Dizz1 played him the beat for “Here We Go Again” he immediately told him it was perfect for Roots Manuva. A few emails and phonecalls later and the tune began to come together, a mixture of menace and beauty which, in its grace and the urgency of its message, shows an artist as relevant as ever. Over 14's only. In association with Metropolis.

  • SOUND CENTRAL STUDIOS SHOWCASE

    The Haunt Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Friday, January 27th, 2012

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    Featuring Dead Empire, By Polaroid, Half Heroes, In Dynamics & District Myths. 20% of ticket revenue will be donated to St Peter & St Johns Hospice. Over 14's only.

  • FOUR YEAR STRONG plus A Loss For Words & Don Broco

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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    Four Year Strong, have confirmed that they will release their new album “In Some Way, Shape, or Form.” in the UK on Island Records on November7th. The first single to be taken from the album will be “Stuck In The Middle”. The new material reflects a slight change of musical direction for the band and showcases a number of great rock tracks from the band. The band have now slimmed down to a four piece and comprise, Dan O'Connor (Vocals/Guitar), Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Massucco (Drums), and Joe Weiss (Bass), who formed in Massachusetts in 2001 after O'Conner, Day, and Massucco met through mutual friends – they shared influences like Lifetime, Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits, and New Found Glory. Their distinct sound and incredibly energetic live shows has led to their inclusion on countless tours and also caught the attention of Fallout Boy's Pete Wentz, who signed FYS to his label Decaydance Records in February 2008. The band's heightened profile hasn't stopped them from working non-stop as they continued a hectic touring schedule over the past few years as a part of the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, co-headlining a summer tour with Set Your Goals in the US, appearing at Slam Dunk in the UK and the Warped tour in the US. Support from A Loss For Words & Don Broco. Over 14's welcome.

  • HOWLER plus Man Made & The Gaa Gaas

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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    HOWLER plus Man Made & The Gaa Gaas

    Rough Trade Records are excited to announce our newest signing Howler’s debut album ‘America (Give Up)’, set for release on 16th January 2012. The full-length follows the Minneapolis five-piece’s well-received 2011 EP ‘This One’s Different’. Howler is the brainchild of the band’s 19-year-old frontman, Jordan Gatesmith. Joining him in the band are Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboards) and Brent Mayes (drums). The group has just completed their first tour of the US, which included a headline show in New York and a date supporting Tune-Yards. They have also been hand-picked to support The Vaccines’ full UK tour this November/December, dates for which can be found on their website: www.howlerband.com. Over 18's only.

  • fiN plus Alice, Run Young Lovers & Nightworkers

    Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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    The box? fiN think way outside it. In times of warfare and recession they sing of celebrating life, remembering the good times, appreciating what you have and not letting the detritus of modern life drag you down. In an age of endless band reunions and formulaic era revivals, they’re taking the base elements of alternative rock and moulding something unexpected and innovative out of it. In an era of perpetual social networking, downloading and gig spam, they’re planning to self-release their debut album on a series of limited-edition 7” vinyls adorned with pictures of famous British inventors, downloads available only via codes that come with the record. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BEN OTTEWELL plus The Robot Heart

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Friday, December 16th, 2011

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    Familiar to a faithful following as the most recognisable voice in Mercury Prize-winning Southport five-piece Gomez, Ben Ottewell has ventured far further than Manchester’s Piccadilly station – the subject of a right ol’ whipping, you may recall – to record his debut solo album. All the way to Los Angeles, in fact, where he worked alongside co-producer Will Golden and, subsequently, Liars and Warpaint mixer Tom Biller to shape these nine tracks into their final forms. Not exactly touched by the Californian rays in terms of tone, there’s a definite difference between the mischievousness of Gomez, particularly on their first two LPs, and this rather more mature and heartfelt set. Ottewell swiftly imposes himself on proceedings, showcasing a voice with greater depth than some fair-weather fans of past ventures may have given him credit for. There’s a real richness to his words on the album’s lead single, Lightbulbs – a richness that’s roughed-up at the edges, for sure, but its core is warm and sincere. Come the next track, All Brand New, his gentle sighs are burdened by a tangible emotional weight. He may be referring to "a hot summer breeze dancing on warm skin", but the song’s delicate design is a million compositional miles away from the rollicking West Coast rock purveyed by so many since the 1960s. Typically sparse, these acoustic arrangements – co-written with Sam Genders, formerly of Tunng – allow plenty of space for Ottewell’s voice to dominate. But when they grow busier, the mood changes – No Obstacles is a simple, but effective, song about overcoming odds and aiming for whatever prize illuminates the spaces behind one’s eyes. It ensures that Shapes and Shadows isn’t quite the singularly paced affair that so many man-and-guitar discs prove to be. Step Right Back is a pretty waltz of a folk-rocker that seems to touch upon the topic of separation from a loved one – though studied metaphors convey some ambiguity – and gentle finger-picked closer Take This Beach is a haunting curtain-down that lingers in the memory. A comparison to Nick Drake, an artist regularly misplaced in critiques, fits comfortably here. With Gomez still a going concern, this solo effort – five years in the making – is very much a side project finally realised. But Ottewell should consider a follow-up, as there’s much more to recommend here than on recent releases by other indie band singers turned so-so solo artists. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* EXAMPLE plus Fenech Soler

    The Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* EXAMPLE plus Fenech Soler

    There is no rest for man of the moment Example, with the announcement of his third major headline tour. Boundless energy, an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with – energy levels are kranked up to the max and feet aren’t touching the ground. The tour follows a relentless summer of festival dates including Glastonbury, Wireless, Lovebox, Big Chill, V2011, Creamfields and a return to the Balearics to headline Ibiza and Majorca Rocks. It also comes after the release of Example’s third studio album, “Playing in the Shadows” which features production from the biggest and most credible names in dance music today – Chase & Status, Nero, Michael Woods, Skream and Faithless. In association with Kilimanjaro. All ages welcome.

  • FUTURES plus Chase The Enemy & Exiles

    Chinnery's Southend, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Friday, December 9th, 2011

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    FUTURES plus Chase The Enemy & Exiles

    Futures is a four-piece rock band who were signed to Mercury Records in June 2010. The band went in the studio in February 2011 to record with Grammy award winning producer Gil Norton for their debut album, set for release in summer 2011.The band headlined the Kerrang stage at the Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds and Hatfield. This band are going to be BIG... Tickets on sale Friday 9th September! Over 14's only.

  • POST WAR YEARS plus Alt-J & Physics House Band

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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    POST WAR YEARS plus Alt-J & Physics House Band

    ‘All Eyes’ is the thundering reintroduction to outstanding four-piece, Post War Years - due out 5th December on fledgling independent, ‘Labour of Love’. Post War Years (Simon, Henry, Tom and Fred) coalesced in Leamington Spa in 2008, but came to prevalence at the height of math-rock in 2009 with the release of their left-field debut, ‘The Greats and the Happenings’, which Rough Trade hailed as “one of the most interesting and innovative debuts to be released this year.” Since their debut, the band have left their basement studio and begun work with producer and award winning remixer James Rutledge (MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Late of The Pier, My Bloody Valentine, The Kills) on their second album due for release in 2012. ‘All Eyes’, mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Bloc Party, Rage Against the Machine, Interpol), is a full on sound collage of cerebral and Avant-garde ideas. Abrasive Battles like beats, inexorable Vek like synths and delightfully fucked up vocals march Post War Years into new and exciting musical territory. The video for ‘All Eyes’ has been created by animation whiz kid, Tobias Stretch (www.tobystretch.com). After destroying every show put in front of them and playing coveted support slots for the likes of Mercury nominees Everything Everything, Post War Years will be headlining a small December UK tour. In association with Metropolis. Over 18's only.

  • FIONN REGAN plus Louise & The Pins

    Brighton Ballroom, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Monday, December 5th, 2011

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    FIONN REGAN plus Louise & The Pins

    “If my last record was a chrysalis,” says Fionn, “100 Acres Of Sycamore is the butterfly.” For Fionn Regan, albums exist in real-life settings. His first, 2006’s The End Of History, lives by the sea, in his childhood hometown of Bray, County Wicklow. His second, 2010’s The Shadow Of An Empire, lives in the city. “There’s a lot of America in it, maybe a bit of London,” he says, nodding at the Soho streets beyond the walls of the dingy London pub where he nurses a Moscow Mule. His new album, 100 Acres Of Sycamore, resides in the forest, in the mountains, and in Deia, Majorca The butterfly began to emerge when Regan returned from touring, in a wilderness period that saw him travel on a pilgrimage of sorts to Deia, Mallorca. A chance meeting with actress Anna Friel in Valencia, and a conversation about Robert Graves’ book The White Goddess, led Anna to invite Fionn to stay at her home in the ancient village, and most of the album was written there “being in Deia was like waking up inside the walls of a dream, as a place it had a profound effect on me” he says “the silver deposits in the mountains give them a luminous glow in the moonlight, I stayed up for days on end” says Regan. “I went to the edge in my head to a certain extent, and I documented it. These songs are essentially the wings which stopped me from falling to the rocks at that time.” Over 18's only. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • ROCK SOUND RIOT TOUR: Every Time I Die, Defeater & more!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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    ROCK SOUND RIOT TOUR: Every Time I Die, Defeater & more!

    The Rock Sound Riot Tour rolls into town featuring a stellar line-up headlined by New York metalcore giants Every Time I Die. Blending elements of more traditional hardcore with technically brilliant mathcore and ingenious cynical lyrics, they've quickly become one of the best bands of the genre around. They've released 5 albums to date, including 2009's spectacular New Junk Aesthetic which receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews across the board for its ability to merge epic rock songwriting with chaotic rock. This year's new album, of which they'll be showcasing material from, is undoubtedly set to be one of the metal albums of the year. Plus Defeater, Spycatcher & Trash Talk! Over 14's only. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • ASH plus guests

    Coalition Brighton, 8pm, £18.50 adv

    Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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    Formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland by Tim Wheeler (vocals and guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass) and Rick McMurray (drums), Ash released their first studio album ‘1977’ and were then joined by Charlotte Hatherley (guitar) for a further 3 studio albums ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’, ‘Free All Angels’ and ‘Meltdown’. Charlotte left the band in 2006 and the band went on to record and release ‘Twilight of the Innocents’ before launching the innovative A-Z series which saw the band release a single every fortnight for a year. Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack has joined the band on stage since 2010. October 2011 saw Ash play some special live shows to mark the release of 'The Best of Ash' and Charlotte performed with the band once more for the UK tour. The shows included the four piece playing the seminal “Free All Angels” Album in its entirety and a “Best Of” set. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS plus The Sharp Tongues

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS plus The Sharp Tongues

    Kentish Town siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a group of highly talented and original musicians who play more or less anything they can lay their hands on. Their musical references and skills are rooted in the old tradition where songs and music are handed down and played and enjoyed at gatherings of family and friends. The music is a mix up of dirty R'n'B & blues, whiskey soaked country, haunting Hawaiian jungle drums and Gospel fever with a punch in the face by Daisy's hard beatboxing. From a very young age they have been blowing away and inspiring audiences, building up an impressive fan base from the likes of Amy Winehouse Chris Martin and Eagles Of Death Metal to Dustin Hoffman and Ewan McGregor. They have had worldwide success with sold out tours and have opened for Coldplay, Razorlight, Richard Hawley, Jools Holland... At their packed live shows there's no compromise when Kitty's howling harmonica solos backed by Daisy's solid rhythm on a battered snare-drum and Lewis's snapping guitar work, drive crowds into a Southern Evangelical frenzy. The trio jump from one instrument to another, which range from piano, lap steel, banjos, ukulele, accordion, xylophone, trombone... Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied.

  • MARIACHI EL BRONX plus Tim Kasher

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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    Vans “Off The Wall” Music Night fueled by Monster Energy. Support from Tim Kasher (Cursive/Good Life). Mariachi El Bronx (II) bristles with intensity, drama and emotion – hallmarks of both mariachi and punk music. The 12-song collection contemplates the nature of love – a traditional topic in mariachi music, as men often hire bands to serenade the women they are courting – but Mariachi El Bronx brings a unique sensibility to the subject. The adrenalized album opener “48 Roses” paints a picaresque portrait of a man with an insatiable appetite for love while the percolating “Revolution Girls” details a border romance and “Poverty’s King” concerns a man tries to overcome class distinctions with a catchy come-on. A more somber note is struck in the tale of a fallen “Matador” and the bittersweet “Everything Dies.” “Mariachi El Bronx.” a tour-de-force instrumental, features Reyna de Los Angeles, America's first all female mariachi ensemble. Over 14's only.

  • BLANCMANGE plus Curxes

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £16 adv

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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    The last time Blancmange did a major interview, it was 1986 and they had just been chased down a motorway by a group of girls. This was not an uncommon experience for Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, the two members of the duo who, along with Human League, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Yazoo and OMD, made edgy but accessible synthpop with croony vocals the de rigueur sound of the early-to-mid-80s. Why were the pair being chased by said gaggle of excitable young women? Because at the time – i.e. between 1982 and 1985 – Blancmange had seven top 40 hits and two top 40 albums and they were bona fide, if unlikely, pop stars. Over 14's only.

  • SAVES THE DAY plus Young Statues & The Social Club

    The Haunt Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

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    Please note venue change. All tickets remain valid. Life has its share of ups and downs and no one knows that better than Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley. For the past seventeen years Conley has been bearing his soul and reinventing his musical identity with each successive step, a process that is clearly culminating with Saves The Days seventh full-length Daybreak. The third part of a trilogy that also includes 2006’s Sound The Alarm and 2007’s Under The Boards, the act’s latest disc sees Conley moving past the anger and frustration that has defined the band’s last two albums and rediscovering a sense of wonder with the world that he can’t wait to share with his listeners. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* CASHIER NO. 9 plus Kowalski & Anagrams

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* CASHIER NO. 9 plus Kowalski & Anagrams

    Cashier No. 9’s debut is produced by acclaimed DJ, film and music producer David Holmes. Combined with the mature, wryly humorous song-writing of frontman Danny Todd, the result is eclectic, layered, guitar-jangling country-laced pop. Within an ocean of standout tracks, opener and single ‘Goldstar’ is resplendent with bells and cascading melodies; ‘Lost at Sea’ skiffles with supreme rolling rhythms and sense of the 60s reborn; ‘Flick of the Wrist’ has an epic, Californian aura; and ‘Oh Pity’ sweeps the listener along with waves of rich harmonies. Over 18's only. Tickets on sale Friday 26th August!

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE PIGEON DETECTIVES plus All The Young

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, November 19th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE PIGEON DETECTIVES plus All The Young

    The Pigeon Detectives arrived alongside a flurry of other similar indie guitar bands on a wave post Arctic Monkeys but have stood the test of time and remained as one of the very few who still sound as fresh and original as their first critically acclaimed album. Wait For Me was a punchy, loud and abrasive debut with massive tracks such as Romantic Type, I Found Out and Take Her Back. Their follow up, Emergency, was released less than a year later and went straight into the UK album charts at number 5, continuing in the vain of modern northern indie rock. The band are now back after a 3 year break with their new album 'Up, Guards and At 'Em'! and play Brighton fresh off a massive spot on the mainstage at Reading and Leeds festival. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SUMMER CAMP plus Theme Park

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Saturday, November 19th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* SUMMER CAMP plus Theme Park

    London based Summer Camp create the kind of utterly mesmeric, sepia-toned dream pop which seems predestined to form the perfect soundtrack to first kisses and adolescent crushes; romance and yearning. The melancholic “Ghost Train”, for instance, sounds not unlike girl groups from the 60’s wrapped in a warm blanket of lo-fi gauze and dusted lightly with pure pop sugar. This did not go unnoticed by hip London label Moshi Moshi, responsible for discovering and launching the careers of amongst others, Kate Nash, Hot Chip and Friendly Fires, and they released the track in March 2010 to much critical acclaim. ‘A’ Listed on BBC6 music and now named in the top 50 tracks of the year in NME Magazine, Ghost Train is a much adored pop song which cemented Summer Camp’s position as one of the most exciting new prospects of the year. The duo went on to release an EP of tracks in autumn 2010 after storming the UK festivals. They are currently penning their debut record, due for release early summer 2011. In March they satisfy huge US demand for a live show, when they play at SXSW music festival. Over 18's only.

  • LACUNA COIL plus Straight Line Stitch

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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    LACUNA COIL plus Straight Line Stitch

    Italian rockers Lacuna Coil return this November for an extensive UK tour, entitled “Darkness Rising”. They will preview songs from their new album “Dark Adrenaline”, amongst the best of their acclaimed back catalogue. “I couldn’t be more thrilled”, commented leading lady, Cristina Scabbia. “This will also be your first chance to hear something new from our upcoming album, ‘Dark Adrenaline’! You all know how much we enjoy being surrounded by the ol’ British dark love, that’s why we definitely want to see you all this November! We’ll give away our black hearts and velvet vibes to you.” Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • KING KRULE plus Native Roses & Goodluck Jonathan

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Monday, November 14th, 2011

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    KING KRULE plus Native Roses & Goodluck Jonathan

    Hotly-tipped London newcomers King Krule have announced plans for a debut UK tour this November. The four-piece, who are led by singer Archy Marshall and recently featured in the Radar section of NME, formerly went under the name Zoo Kid. They released their debut single 'Out Getting Ribs'/'Has This Hit' in April 2010, but have so far not toured the UK. You can watch a live clip of Marshall playing a live version of the track by scrolling down and clicking below now. The band are also offering up a free download of another track 'Brain's Dead' on their official website Kingkrule.bandcamp.com. Over 18's only.

  • MADINA LAKE plus My Passion & Super Happy Fun Club

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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    MADINA LAKE plus My Passion & Super Happy Fun Club

    "Razor & Tie is excited to announce the addition of Madina Lake to its expanding rock roster. The band has completed work on its new studio album, World War III, set to be released in the Fall of 2011. Prior to the release of the new record, the band will join this summer's the Vans Warped Tour and will head out on a UK tour this November." Over 14's only.

  • THE ANTLERS plus Worship

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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    THE ANTLERS plus Worship

    After playing a show for Concorde2 as part of The Great Escape festival, we have confirmed the Brooklyn dream-pop trio for a show later this year. They are not simply another indie band crawling out of the woodwork, they've got great substance and lyrical brilliance to match. Front man Peter Silberman performs with haunting beauty that resonates deeply personal material. The Antlers combine honesty, joy and sadness without being cheesy, and make even the coolest of kids stop and think for a minute. With the huge success of their debut album 'Hospice', many expected 'Burst Apart' to fall down in its wake. Thankfully, it hasn't. It's brilliant. Over 14's only. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • MAVERICK SABRE plus Delilah

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10.50 adv

    Monday, November 7th, 2011

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    MAVERICK SABRE plus Delilah

    After collaborations with Chase and Status and Professor Green, an appearance on prestigious music show Jools Holland and a debut album due out later this year, Maverick Sabre is one of the most exciting up and coming rappers in the whole of the UK. Irish, 21 years old and raised in Hackney, he may not be the stereotypical Next Big Thing in Hip Hop but he's drawn many comparisons to his former flat mate Plan B, with his soulful singing voice and powerful beats. With mixtape The Travelling Man and single Let Me Go the only music released thus far, the future looks very promising for Maverick Sabre. Over 14's only. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • GIVERS plus Tigerclub & My New Favourite Tribe

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Sunday, November 6th, 2011

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    GIVERS plus Tigerclub & My New Favourite Tribe

    Imagine a band signed by the forward-thinking American indie (Glassnote) that has helped Mumford & Sons become the second best-selling albums artist in the US this year. Imagine African polyrhythms played by a jam band. Imagine a dance music that’s ravin’ Cajun. That, nearly, is GIVERS. “Cajun is so important to us because it represents where we come from,” says Taylor Guarisco, singer and guitarist with this five-piece-band from Lafayette, Louisiana. “And we’re so proud of where we come from. Cajun is such a resonant force because it really does represent not just a music at all.” These skipping rhythms, jaunty melodies and funky bass lines “represent a lifestyle that we all live in the south, which is to enjoy life and celebrate life. And to do what you have to do in life to get along – but never forgetting that you’re just a moment away from appreciating life and celebrating life.” In Light is the blindingly appropriate name of their debut album. GIVERS, blessed with two vocalists and a million musical ideas, are a band to fill your ears, hips and heart with uplift and sunshine. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* PATRICK WOLF plus CocknBullKid

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* PATRICK WOLF plus CocknBullKid

    The magnificent Patrick Wolf will embark on a headline UK tour in October and November this year. Playing tracks from his critically acclaimed fifth album, “Lupercalia” alongside classic material, Wolf will close the tour with a grandiose performance at London’s Roundhouse on Friday 4th November. Speaking about the upcoming tour, Patrick said, "after the party of festival season, I want the Lupercalia Tour to be at the mercy of cupids arrows, that anyone who comes to the show will fall in love or fall deeper in love with their lovers. For domino dancers and hardcore romantics, a celebration of love and life". New single “House” enjoyed success as Radio 2’s track of the week recently, and is currently playlisted on the stations B list. Watch the accompanying video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCoJXqGn_kg. Wolf will release his new album “Lupercalia” on June 20th. Already receiving rave reviews, this new collection of songs is set to be his most successful to-date. Tickets on sale 9am Monday 13th June. Over 14's only. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Please note date change from the original announcement.

  • HURTS plus Jess Mills and Niki & The Dove

    The Brighton Centre, 6.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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    HURTS plus Jess Mills and Niki & The Dove

    Please note this show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please contact point of purchase for a refund. Crowned Best New Band at 2011's NME Awards, Hurts announce their biggest European tour yet and round it off with a date at the Brighton Centre! Formed in 2009, elegant and enigmatic HURTS have their sharp suits, slick hair and stark visuals. In association with Kilimanjaro. All ages welcome.

  • PROFESSOR GREEN plus Russo & DJ IQ

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £16 adv

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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    PROFESSOR GREEN plus Russo & DJ IQ

    Hackney boy Professor Green has announced his biggest UK tour to date starting in October this year culminating with a show at London Roundhouse on 3rd November. Also joining him on tour is super-producer Labrinth, with whom Professor Green has collaborated on the album track 'Oh My God'. Professor Green has had huge acclaim so far from having amassed single sales of 500,000, over one million Facebook fans and the album 'ALIVE TILL I'M DEAD' which debuted a number 2 has now been twice Gold certified and featured the huge hit singles 'I Need You Tonight', 'Just Be Good To Green' and 'Monster'. Plus special guests Rizzle Kicks! All ages welcome. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • BRITISH SEA POWER plus Electric Soft Parade

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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    BRITISH SEA POWER plus Electric Soft Parade

    On the sleeve of the new British Sea Power album sits a picture of a three-legged horse. The horse is a nod to some inspirational thoughts from the late Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal – his suggestion that there’s nothing to beat placing bets on three-legged horses with beautiful names. Such bewitching Central European musings and the band’s tripod horse, of course, only exist in the world of art and imagination. But, in the real world, British Sea Power really do have a horse. Or, at least, the racehorse British Sea Power, a recent runner at Kempton Park, was named after the band (the owners were kind enough to ask permission). Somewhere out on the oceans there’s also a big three-masted yacht named after the band. These transferences of dreams into reality are maybe emblematic of this most audacious of bands. Here is a group who have sung of the Carpathian mountains, atomic particles and Scandinavian sea lanes while playing some wonderfully idiosyncratic concerts. Yet they’ve also reached the top ten of the album charts and sold out prestigious shows across the globe. Again in the words of Bohumil Hrabal, BSP are a band where “the unbelievable came true”. Over 14's only.

  • MONA plus Transfer & fiN

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Monday, October 31st, 2011

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    MONA plus Transfer & fiN

    There’s a thin line between rock’n’roll and religion, and nowhere thinner than in the intense, sharp, sweat-drenched, duelling-guitar euphoria of Mona. The four-piece Nashville-based band – or family, or gang, or band of brothers – are young, charismatic punk preachers. They’ll testify to the thrill they get from hunkering down in a Nashville, Tennessee basement, writing and recording the best debut album of 2011. They’ll hymn the praises of visceral rock with heavenly fireworks in its soul. They want to convert everyone they come across. This, by the way, isn’t the old God-and-the-devil schticky music-biz hyperbole. Three- quarters of Mona did learn their music – how to play, how to perform, how to work a crowd – in church: frontman/guitarist Nick Brown and drummer Vince Gard in a Pentecostal Charismatic congregation, bass player Zach Lindsey in a Southern Baptist congregation. For all three, while they were growing up, secular music was frowned upon, and transporting an audience – the congregation – was paramount. For all four – guitarist Jordan Young completes the line-up – imbuing secular music with honest passion and true grit is what Mona are all about. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied. Tickets on sale Friday 19th August!

  • *SOLD OUT!* ANNA CALVI plus Halloween Alaska

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10.50 adv

    Sunday, October 30th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* ANNA CALVI plus Halloween Alaska

    Having recently headlined the NME Radar tour in the UK, completed a full US tour, played at various European festivals then with Arctic Monkeys at Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl, Anna Calvi can now announce a full UK and Irish tour. Anna Calvi is influenced by artists as diverse as Nina Simone, Maria Callas and Scott Walker, Django Rheinhard and Robert Johnson, Ravel and Debussy. Anna Calvi may be inspired by musicians from the distant past, but her sound is still very much of the here and now. Live, Anna Calvi has adopted an intimate backing band, and the results are often overwhelmingly epic. Welcome to the magical world of Anna Calvi – a place where beauty and darkness conspire and collide, where untamed emotions conquer and consume. In association with Eat Your Own Ears.

  • *SOLD OUT!* NATTY plus Ayanna Witter-Johnson

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Sunday, October 30th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* NATTY plus Ayanna Witter-Johnson

    It can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to pigeonhole this eclectic artist’s style as reggae-soul. However, scratch beneath the surface and there are hidden depths to the chart-topping Natty who effortlessly fuses many genres and vibes into a melting pot of sounds which can be described as the gritty yet uplifting soundtrack to many young people’s lives growing up in the UK today. Writing songs from an early age, Natty grew up listening to his parents’ diverse record collection. Being of African and British heritage, he soaked up the sounds of artists including Neil Young, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. The vast scope of influences can be heard within Natty’s own compositions, yet he brings something refreshing and unique to the world of popular music. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied. Tickets on sale Saturday 3rd September.

  • *SOLD OUT!* CHARLIE SIMPSON plus We Were Evergreen & more!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Friday, October 28th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* CHARLIE SIMPSON plus We Were Evergreen & more!

    With only weeks until the release of his eagerly anticipated debut album, ‘Young Pilgrim’ and following the success of his first ever headline June/July tour where he played to sell out crowds in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol, Charlie Simpson today announced he’ll be heading back on the road in October to play eight UK shows to even bigger crowds, including a date at London’s Islington Academy. The tour begins on October 19th in Bristol, but for a full list of dates see below. The tour will be the perfect live showcase for Charlie’s debut solo record. After spending six months of last year holed up writing in his London studio, Charlie joined forces with acclaimed producer Danton Supple (Coldplay, Doves) to begin recording the album. The result is an accomplished 12 track record that emanates vintage warmth and whose luscious melodies and occasional imperfections lend it a vibrant character and earnest charm. Lead single ‘Down Down Down’ was rapturously received by Charlie’s fans including Fearne Cotton who made it her Record Of The Week on Radio 1. The song was also B listed at Radio 1 and to date has received over 350,000 YouTube hits with ‘Parachutes’ now at 150,000 views. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied. Support from Dave Mcpherson, We Were Evergreen & Andrew Balkwill.

  • *SOLD OUT* BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH plus Daughter

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £8 adv

    Monday, October 24th, 2011

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    At just 21 years of age, Ben’s songwriting has a complex quizzical innocence while the songs themselves inspired by a childhood listening to Rolling Stones, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan, echo the enchanting wordplay of Feist and the delicate elegance of Elliott Smith. Ben’s new album follows on from the success of 2010‘s ‘A Million Miles Out’ EP and this year’s ‘Pictures’ EP, which have placed him as one of the most exciting upcoming talents in the UK. The success of the ‘A Million Miles Out’ EP led Jo Whiley to invite Ben to play at her ‘Little Noise Session’ gig at the Union Chapel as well as making the lead track ‘Atlas Hands’ one of her tracks of 2010. Ben was also invited to perform on Dermot O’Leary’s Live Sessions and his cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘Rebellion’ from the session has now been downloaded over 30,000 times. His online success also includes over 400,000 video views to date on YouTube. ‘Pictures’, the lead track from the 2nd EP, led to backing from Radio 1 and XFM with the title track awarded Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World and Greg James’s ROTW. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BAXTER DURY plus Hall Of Mirrors

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Monday, October 24th, 2011

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    BAXTER DURY plus Hall Of Mirrors

    On the 15th August 2011 Baxter Dury will release his third album ‘Happy Soup’ through Regal Recordings. Produced by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead) and recorded in Baxter’s hometown of London, the album will be released in digital and CD format. ‘Claire’ is the first single to be taken from it, released on 1st July. ‘Happy Soup’ is worlds away from the darkness and romantic disappointments of previous LPs ‘Len Parrot’s Memorial Lift’ (2002) and ‘Floor Show’ (2005), so much so that Dury refers to his new effort as “seaside psychedelia”. Its ten tracks narrate everyday tales of dancing on the patio in Marigolds and seedy sex in Portugal, yet Baxter’s lyrical playfulness and acute character analysis ensure the songs are anything but mundane. Just take the amusing picture painted of London’s Portobello Road in love song ‘Trellic’ or ‘The Sun’ in which Madelaine Heart’s honeyed guest vocals swim in-between bursts of Baxter’s mad, infectious laughter and colourful, rippling guitars. First single ‘Claire’ meanwhile slings his cockney charm around bus fare funk and unforgettable bass hooks. It’s not quite all rainbows and carousels though – had Joy Division scored a Batman soundtrack, the looping bass and menacing spoken-drawl of ‘Picnic On The Edge’ would undoubtedly have made the cut. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • POP WILL EAT ITSELF plus guests

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £16 adv

    Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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    POP WILL EAT ITSELF plus guests

    A new era dawns for iconic band Pop Will Eat Itself with a new album and tour set for October. “New Noise Designed By A Sadist” will be released as the band marks their 25th anniversary this year. With a string of Top 40 UK and US hits, Pop Will Eat Itself rose to prominence fueled by tunes such as ‘There Is No Love Between Us Anymore’, ‘Bulletproof’, ‘RSVP’, ‘Get The Girl, Kill The Baddies’ and many, many others. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • MECHANICAL BRIDE plus Robert Stillman & Caroline Weeks

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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    MECHANICAL BRIDE plus Robert Stillman & Caroline Weeks

    “Doss now emerges as a fully-formed songwriter of sharply intelligent folk-pop… there’s character, musicality and real spark here” Uncut. “Dreamily rustling through the overgrowth of piano, strings and trumpet like Little Red Riding Hood listening to Cat Power” Q. "Mechanical Bride's music is both invigoratingly new and comfortingly timeless. Combining the mournfulness of Marianne Faithful and Natasha Khan's woodland mysticism, this is a rare treat" Music Week. “4/5” Artrocker. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied.

  • NME RADAR TOUR feat. Wolf Gang, S.C.U.M & more!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Monday, October 17th, 2011

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    NME RADAR TOUR feat. Wolf Gang, S.C.U.M & more!

    Wolf Gang, S.C.U.M, Niki & The Dove and DZ Deathrays. The NME Radar Tour has for years now showcased some of the hottest emerging talent and this year is set to be no different. With previous tours featuring La Roux, Everything Everything and Friendly Fires, the line up is a surefire way to predict the stars of tomorrow. Wolf Gang is the project of lead signer Max McElligott, and includes former Rakes drummer Lasse Peterson. Having toured with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Miike Snow and Editors, they released their debut album earlier this year to a wave of acclaim leading to a spot on the tour. They're also joined by London punks S.C.U.M, Australian rockers DZ Deathrays and Niki & the Dove's experimental pop. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • SKEPTA plus guests

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Sunday, October 16th, 2011

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    SKEPTA plus guests

    Skepta made his name as part of London rap collectives Boy Better Know with brother JME and Wiley, which produced massive single Too Many Man, as well as Roll Deep. He's also pursued a successful solo career in which he's already released 3 albums, including 2009's Doin' It Again which produced a host of top 40 singles including Rescue Me. With a new album released in 2011, this year is set to be the year of Skepta. Over 14's only. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • CHAPEL CLUB plus Clock Opera

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm, £10.50 adv

    Sunday, October 16th, 2011

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    CHAPEL CLUB plus Clock Opera

    alace is the debut album from London’s Chapel Club and it’s the fulfillment of the promise of a decade of sonic cellarscapes. It's Kitchens of Distinction, Echo & The Bunnymen, Neu, My Bloody Valentine, The Cocteau Twins and - yes, okay - Joy Division encapsulated and crystallised in one almighty rush. Over 14's only. Under 14's to be accompanied. In association with Metropolis.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus Michael Cassidy

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus Michael Cassidy

    Ben Howard is a young acoustic troubadour who will make you feel as though he is the first young acoustic troubadour you have ever heard. He brings freshness to the form, gives it lustre, making it all seem brand new even as his songs have about them a quality of wisdom and a rootsy authenticity as old as the hills. He is something of an acoustic guitar whiz, having mastered the art of strumming, plucking and hammering the instrument for rhythmic purposes. And he’s only 23 but already - minus any of the usual army of public relations people and pluggers behind him - can sell out a 400-capacity venue, including some of the capital’s coolest venues, at the drop of a plectrum, having amassed a secret society of fans via the UK’s fiercely loyal surfing community that has already spread over the water to Germany, France and Holland. Tickets on sale Friday 1st July. Over 14's only. Under 16's accompanied.

  • DAVIDS LYRE plus Sparrow & Phoria

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Friday, October 7th, 2011

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    DAVIDS LYRE plus Sparrow & Phoria

    David's Lyre is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & producer Paul Dixon. After a string of YouTube covers and remixes for the likes of Marina & The Diamonds and Everything Everything he released his debut single Tear Them Down in September 2010 which gained praise from NME, The Guardian and the Fly amongst others with radio support coming from Zane Low, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy. February this year saw the release of the 'In Arms' EP and a UK tour support slot with Chapel Club. One of the most exciting artists to emerge in 2011, David's Lyre is currently working on his debut album to be released through Mercury Records later this year. ‘beautiful, soulful, and instantly captivating’ - The Fly. 'beautiful folk-pop’ - NME. ‘Sensational skewed indie’ – Sunday Times Culture. ‘You get a sense here of a songwriter prepared to push the boundaries’ – The Guardian. over 18's only.

  • YES SIR BOSS, JFB, TIN ROOTS, CODA & more!

    Coalition Brighton, 10pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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    YES SIR BOSS, JFB, TIN ROOTS, CODA & more!

    WRT & Lout are proud to present to you; Chai Wallahs and Diplomats of Sound!!!! Chai Wallahs have established themselves by smashing the festival circuit, bringing you the best foods and entertainment you could possibly want, and now, we're very fortunate to have some of their best acts performing for you in Brighton! Chai Wallahs and Diplomats of Sound presents.. DJ JFB (UK DMC Champion).. JFB's been smashing the scene up, claiming the 2011 UK DMC title again (since winning it in 2007) and having his hugely successful "Battle Jam's", DJ JFB has shown his talents bringing you ridiculous scratching as well as having some of the best tune selections you could possibly want from a DJ. YES SIR BOSS.. 2011 see Yes Sir Boss recording a brand new album now they have signed to Joss Stone's; Stone'd Records. Arguably one of the hardest working bands to hit the scene, YES SIR BOSS!!! bring you raw talent and explosive performances! Catch them here at the beginning of their UK tour! TIN ROOTS.. Chai Wallah faithful's will have no doubt heard and seen the 6 piece eargasm that is; the Tin Roots. Bringing you unique sounds and melodies, as well as hyped-jump-out-your-seat beats, we welcome back to the Brighton stage, the Tin Roots. CODA.. 5 piece live dubstep band.... haha, it sounds wicked just typing it!!! Producing and playing together since 2009, CODA have seen an increase in popularity (probably cos the words dub-step and band implies rock star behavior and incredible music). Over 18's only. ID required.

  • PETE & THE PIRATES plus Glass & Speak Galactic

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Monday, October 3rd, 2011

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    PETE & THE PIRATES plus Glass & Speak Galactic

    Fresh from playing an incendiary, sold out show at London’s Heaven in May, Pete & The Pirates head back out on the road and offer you the chance to see why this is their year announcing a show at Brighton’s famous Komedia. Pete and the Pirates released their Brendan Lynch produced sophomore LP, ‘One Thousand Pictures’ on May 23rd to a great reception. Motorcycles, blood, sex, guns and insanity - not things you’d immediately associate with Reading’s prime guitar pop exponents, but then neither are phasing synths, sizzling psychedelia and the general atmosphere of darkness and thunder. Yet, these are the potent thrills P&TP are mixing into their infectious pop stew on their second album that captures the sound of a band seamlessly moving up through the weight divisions – packing a greater punch, but losing none of the stream lined hooks and innate melodicism that defined their debut. In association with SPC Live. Over 14's only.

  • A SKYLIT DRIVE plus I Set My Friends On Fire and guests

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, October 1st, 2011

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    A SKYLIT DRIVE plus I Set My Friends On Fire and guests

    The follow-up to the highly successful EP "She Watched the Sky" (Tragic Hero Records); Their upcoming full length "Wires...and the Concept of Breathing" solidifies A Skylit Drive's position at the forefront of the Indie scene. The debut full length from A Skylit Drive showcases the band's finely tuned sound, and it's progression from the previous record. Featuring an array of highly accomplished producers & engineers, "Wires..." will become the record that doesnt leave your car stereo. Recorded at Warrior Sound in Raleigh, NC by Mitchel Marlow and Al Jacobs (He Is Legend, Classic Case & Filter) and produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried & Me) with vocal arrangements by Kit Walter (Alesana) this record is packed full of an All-Star cast. Full of material that fans new and old alike will rejoice in, "Wires...and the Concept of Breathing" will have a lasting impact on the Indie community and will surely be a point of influence for bands to come... Plus guests I Set My Friends On Fire, Woe, Is Me & Sleeping With Sirens. Over 14's only.

  • CONNAN MOCKASIN plus Alt J

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8.50 adv

    Friday, September 30th, 2011

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    CONNAN MOCKASIN plus Alt J

    Welcome, folks, to the delightful, slanted and enchanted world of CONNAN MOCKASIN. Like David Lynch’s wilfully surrealist take on American suburbia, or Richard Prince’s paintings investigating modern cultural tropes, the New Zealand born, current London resident Mockasin makes beautiful, off-kilter music which subverts as it compels, challenges as it mesmerists, startles as it seduces, even drawing fans as diverse as Johnny Marr and Radiohead to Ed Banger chief and ex Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter into its wide-eyed, childlike exploration into the final frontiers of pop music. It is all too rare, in this current climate of manufactured pop acts, grey over produced 'alternative' guitar music and press-fuelled mania for the next-big-thing, to hear something truly striking and original, but a strong case can most certainly be made for Connan to be a true pop auteur, taking his rightful place in a proud lineage which includes past mavericks such as Joe Meek and Brian Wilson, right through to current cult heroes like Ariel Pink, Sufjan Stevens and John Maus. Over 18's only. In association with Eat Your Own Ears.

  • SLOW CLUB plus Sweet Baboo & The New Union

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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    SLOW CLUB plus Sweet Baboo & The New Union

    Charles And Rebecca Are Slow Club. They hail from Sheffield and are a sort of one man band. Only with two people. He strums guitar and sings and she plays drums and all sorts of weird instruments, like water-filled glass bottles, spoons and the back of a wooden chair. And sometimes an organ called Miles. Not something you get to see and hear every day. The effect is rockabilly and somewhat folksy but thankfully their songs are fairly jolly affairs without a bit of teenage angst in sight. Slow Club are touring - don't miss them. Over 16's only.

  • CLOUD CONTROL plus Big Deal

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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    CLOUD CONTROL plus Big Deal

    Cloud Control will release Gold Canary, one of the standout tracks from their debut album Bliss Release, as a single on 15 August. The band released Bliss Release in the UK in May to critical acclaim, including 4* reviews in Q, The Times and The Guardian. Concocted between the rocky outcrop of the Blue Mountains and the hard place that is Sydney’s former Red Light District, Bliss Release is harmonic pop as eccentric as David Byrne and as modishly psychedelic as early Jefferson Airplane, swathed in layers of analogue reverb and with an outlook of an epic vastness. The album recently won the Australian Music Prize, the antipodean equivalent of the Mercury Prize; it has been bolstered for its UK release, with reworked and new tracks. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FINK plus Charlene Soraia

    St Mary's Church Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* FINK plus Charlene Soraia

    The Perfect Darkness tour will see Fink hit 49 stages in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland in 2 months. The show will debut in Brighton’s St. Mary’s Church on September 23rd. Fink has teamed up with award-winning international designers 59 Productions, who have designed the visuals for smash hit West End and Broadway productions such as War Horse, as well as beautiful and arresting stage shows for musicians such as Jónsi. Together they have created a bespoke lighting installation which, merged with custom-shot projections, creates a totally unique and highly dynamic stage environment for the music. All ages welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • THE WONDER YEARS plus Valencia & Such Gold

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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    THE WONDER YEARS plus Valencia & Such Gold

    Philly pop punks The Wonder Years have announced details of an extensive UK tour in support of their forthcoming album, Suburbia I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing, which will be released on October 3 through Hopeless. Tickets on sale Wednesday 22nd June! Over 16' only.

  • TWO SPOT GOBI plus Scarlet Grey & Ben Faux

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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    TWO SPOT GOBI plus Scarlet Grey & Ben Faux

    Two Spot Gobi formed in 2005 and have since toured all over the United Kingdom, Europe and the US. In the summer of 2009 TSG travelled to San Diego, California to record their 2nd studio album: 'The Sun Will Rise' at the home studio of Grammy winning singer Jason Mraz. A little way down the road the album is now available from all good online music outlets and from twospotgobi.com + HMV's around the UK. Over 18's only.

  • WILLY MASON plus The Staves & Futur Primitif (Dan Lefkowitz)

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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    WILLY MASON plus The Staves & Futur Primitif (Dan Lefkowitz)

    END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL TOUR! Dear Sir/Madame, My name is Willy Mason. I am a singer/songwriter from the north American continent of apparent unity. You may remember me as the singer of such popular songs as ‘oxygen’ and ‘save myself,’ frequently featured on Radio 1 and 2 and MTV. I am currently touring Europe and the United Kingdom with Norah Jones and will be back with Isobel Campbell in September. I am writing now to inform you of some performances I will be giving; showcasing new material in anticipation of a forthcoming album. Signed, Willy Mason. Over 14's welcome.

  • BIG DEAL plus Fear Of Men & The May Birds

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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    BIG DEAL plus Fear Of Men & The May Birds

    Having wowed audiences during the NME radar tour earlier this year and most recently at the Wireless festival in London, Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe’s sweet and seductive sound is all the more magical live. With their mesmeric chemistry and hard-hitting restraint being brought to the fore, audiences leave with the sense that they have been privy to a secret exchange; a big deal indeed! Tickets on sale Friday 8th July! Over 18's only.

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA 2011 feat. The Wedding Present!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 3pm, £18 adv

    Saturday, August 27th, 2011

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    AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA 2011 feat. The Wedding Present!

    The indoor festival curated and headlined by The Wedding Present returns for it's third year! Many special guests including Badly Drawn Boy (JUST CONFIRMED!!), Cinerama, Summer Camp, Pinky Piglets, Stars Down To Earth, Dirty Fingernails, Silvermash, Precious Few, Urban Shadows & DJ Rocker. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Jacksons Warehouse

    Chinnery's Southend, 7pm, £12 adv

    Friday, August 26th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Jacksons Warehouse

    Combining ska, punk and folk rock, the King Blues are a fresh sound for 2010. Their new album ‘Punk and Poetry’ on the way this year and it promises to be their best yet. The band are heading out on an extensive UK tour, but they’re no strangers to hefty gigging schedules; The King Blues hold the world record for playing the most shows in a 24-hour period (7, in case you were wondering). Over 14's only. Tickets on sale 9am Friday 6th May!

  • CSS plus Binary & Clayton Strange

    Digital Brighton, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Sunday, August 21st, 2011

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    CSS plus Binary & Clayton Strange

    Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you’re at a festival. What do you see around you? Badly constructed tents caked with mud, greedy mits spilling-over with goblets of pear cider, flustered looking dinner ladies serving what’s purporting to be a lamb burger. Check, check, check. But something’s missing. And that thing is CSS. Yes the five headed, Sao Paulo art-pop masters embodied the joyful, free spirit of festivals ever since their 2006 debut. Armed with day-glo cat-suits, judicious amounts of glitter and two albums (‘Cansei der Ser Sexy’ and 2008’s ‘Donkey’) that were filled with such four-to-the-floor bounders like ‘Move’, ‘Alala’ and of course ‘Let’s Make Love And Listen Death From Above’. Over 14's only. 14's - 17's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MIDNIGHT BEAST plus Joe Setz

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MIDNIGHT BEAST plus Joe Setz

    The Wednesday Tour! It has been an insane and incredible 18 months since the release of the 'Beast boys infamous Tik Tok parody in late 2009. From causing teenage riots on the beach in Brighton back in May at The Great Escape 2010 to heaving tents at Latitude, Reading and Leeds; not to mention their ever growing army of dedicated Midnight Beast fans, the band continue to storm any stage they take to with their unique take and twist on today's music and youth culture. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ELECTRELANE plus Halo Halo

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* ELECTRELANE plus Halo Halo

    After the acclaimed 'No Shouts, No Calls' album in 2007 and success of the accompanying tour, the band took a three year sabbatical to catch up on some of the other important things in life. Now they're back for a short, sharp run of dates this summer, with a set drawn from their four albums over the past decade. Tickets on sale Friday 18th March! Over 14's only.

  • THE HEAD & THE HEART plus Paul Thomas Saunders & Early Ghost

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £7.50 adv

    Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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    THE HEAD & THE HEART plus Paul Thomas Saunders & Early Ghost

    Composed largely of transplants to the Seattle area, The Head and the Heart write and play songs that speak to the newness of a fresh start, of the ghosts left behind, of moving forward, all brimming with a soulfulness and hope for a better life than the one we've all been sold. Stylistically, think a folksy Beatles or Crosby Stills Nash & Young with more instrumental force. Catchy piano melodies stand side by side with a tight trio of harmonies, and solid minimalist drums, groovin bass, and plenty of hand percussion and foot stomps make the live show inspiring and really goddamn fun. Over 18's only.

  • BRAIDS plus Friendo & Cold Pumas

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £7.50 adv

    Monday, July 11th, 2011

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    BRAIDS plus Friendo & Cold Pumas

    “There are dreams, there are nightmares, and then there are those night visions that don’t quite qualify as either, the unnerving images and dialogues that rattle about your head in your waking life for the rest of the day and reveal strange, forgotten details every time you pick at them. That’s the kind of stuff we need to be talking about if we’re going to call Braids “dream-pop” as so many others have. The quartet’s bracing debut Native Speaker is almost Inception-like in its warping of reality, equally tactile and dissolute, cerebral and surreal and ultimately haunting for its refusal to answer questions the same way twice.” Pitchfork. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* GALLOWS plus Bastions & 33

    Chinnery's Southend, 7pm, £13 adv

    Friday, July 8th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* GALLOWS plus Bastions & 33

    Welcome to Grey Britain. Welcome to the real Britain: a land of poverty, petty violence, bad diets, bad attitudes. A land of dole queues, decay and dealers; ignorance and Jeremy Kyle DNA tests; of knives and gangs and ASBOs worn as badge of honour. Welcome to Gallows new state of the nation address.Over 14's only. Tickets on sale Friday 15th April!

  • ALEX CLARE plus My New Favourite Tribe

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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    ALEX CLARE plus My New Favourite Tribe

    Internet sensation Alex Clare is the fresh faced new prodigal project of Diplo and Switch, recently signed to Island Records. One to watch in 2011! Over 18's only.

  • TRIBES plus The Valentines

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

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    TRIBES plus The Valentines

    Joining the dots between Mudhoney and The Libertines, their debut EP 'We Were Children' (which has already gained Zane Lowes coveted ‘Hottest Record In The World’ status) is a fittingly heart-racing call-to-arms for a generation left crying out for band name worthy of being Tip-Ex'd onto a satchel. Released on June 6th through Island Records, the band will be coming straight back at us with their debut album in August which is currently being recorded in Liverpool with Mike Crossey. Over 18's only.

  • VILLAGERS plus Race Horses

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

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    VILLAGERS plus Race Horses

    We are delighted to report that Conor J O’Brien from Villagers will come to Komedia on Saturday 2nd July! They have recently won an Ivor Novello Award in the category “Best Song Musically and Lyrically” for the wonderful Becoming a Jackal from Villagers’ debut album of the same title. Villagers recently supported Elbow on their UK Arena Tour. The band will be back on the road throughout May with a Shepherds Bush Empire show in London on Saturday 21st. They will also be appearing at several festivals throughout the Summer including T in the Park, Latitude, Eden Sessions, Green Man & Field Day. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* WE ARE SCIENTISTS plus Tall Ships

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Friday, June 17th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* WE ARE SCIENTISTS plus Tall Ships

    We Are Scientists are continuing with their beat-driven, melodic and lyrically slick escapades for a 2011 tour accompanied by their notoriously weird, wacky and wonderful stage antics. The band's breakthrough success came with their danceable rock debut 'With Love & Squalor' which sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. It featured the lead single "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt". We Are Scientists describe their output as "rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety" and as anyone who's seen them live will agree, it's a show not to be missed. Last year the New York trio released their fourth studio album 'Babara' with lead single 'Rules Don't Stop' gaining them even greater critical acclaim after touring on the NME awards tour throughout the UK. Over 14's only. In association with SJM Concerts.

  • FRAMING HANLEY plus My Passion & The Headstart

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £11.50 adv

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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    FRAMING HANLEY plus My Passion & The Headstart

    Following the huge success of last month's Kerrang! Tour, Tennessee five-piece Framing Hanley are set to return to the UK with their biggest headline tour to date. "We've been home a week now and we're already thinking about our trip back in May and June," says vocalist Nixon. "We hope people are as excited as we are!" Framing Hanley will be playing the following UK shows, before heading to the studio to record the follow-up to their latest album A Promise To Burn. Over 14's only.

  • JAMIE WOON plus Jono McCleery

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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    JAMIE WOON plus Jono McCleery

    Hailing from Kingston London, British singer songwriter and producer Jamie Woon graduated from the Brit School a year behind Amy Winehouse and has gone onto to widespread acclaim in 2010 for his single Night Air following his previous independent release Wayfaring Stranger. In January 2011 he was placed 4th in the BBC's Sounds Of 2011 Poll and has also supported Amy Winehouse on her UK tour. He releases his debut album Mirrorwriting on 4th April 2011 via Polydor Records. Woon describes his music as "...R&B, it's groove based vocal-led music" so expect an engaging and musical performance. Over 14's only.

  • THE DUKE SPIRIT plus The Computers

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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    THE DUKE SPIRIT plus The Computers

    London’s The Duke Spirit triumphantly return with a collection of new songs, entitled Bruiser, set for release in Spring 2011. The band’s eagerly anticipated third studio album was helmed by producer Andrew Schepsat Punkerpad West in Los Angeles, CA, with additional mixing done by Alan Moulder at Assault and Battery in London. 'Bruiser', out on May 18, is the follow up to 2008's 'Neptune'. The London quintet, who have just completed an intimate tour, have now scheduled 14 further UK tour dates throughout May and early June. Over 16's only.

  • THE HOOSIERS plus The Special Ks

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Monday, May 30th, 2011

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    THE HOOSIERS plus The Special Ks

    Three years after The Hoosiers first stormed the charts with their feelgood brand of fizzy pop, it’s still hard to know when to take the trio seriously. But don’t be fooled. Behind the dressing-up box and the on-stage props, the improbable back stories and the strange lyrics of huge hit singles such as ‘Goodbye Mr A’ and ‘Worried About Ray’, The Hoosiers have always been a band whose primary aim is to push the boundaries of pop. Over 16's only. In association with Metropolis.

  • BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH plus The Skints & Samsara

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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    BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH plus The Skints & Samsara

    One of Canada’s finest and freshest musical entities bring their sound to Concorde 2. The tale of Juno Award-winning trio Bedouin Soundclash has been filled with step after step of something special — from live shows that are as emotionally incendiary as they are monstrously entertaining to albums that have stoked the hearts and minds of thousands. Riding on the release of their fourth album, Light the Horizon, you can expect an evening that is undeniably, unequivocally Bedouin — from its inherent power and energy to its ability to surprise and delight. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MILES KANE plus Mabel Love

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* MILES KANE plus Mabel Love

    Miles Kane hits the road this May for 12 UK live dates to celebrate the release of his thrilling debut album ‘Colour of the Trap’ on May 9th. The 12 date tour follows Miles’ March support slots to Beady Eye on six sold out UK dates and provides the perfect opportunity to check out this natural frontman at full throttle. ‘Colour of the Trap’ is a glorious exploration into the darker corners of vintage pop, psych and blue-eyed soul sounds. Half boy-next-door, half charisma-firework, all instantly loveable star quality, the solo Miles Kane is one of the most exciting things to happen to new music in a long time. For the live dates, Miles will be joined by his band, featuring Jay Sharrock from The Sand Band on drums, singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness on vocals/rhythm guitar and Ben Parsons and Phil Anderson from Cherry Ghost on keyboards and bass guitar respectively. Miles will be appearing as special guest to Arctic Monkeys at their two Don Valley Stadium shows in June. Over 16's only.

  • MAYDAY PARADE plus Francesqa & Blitz Kids

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Sunday, May 15th, 2011

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    MAYDAY PARADE plus Francesqa & Blitz Kids

    For the past four years, the members of Tallahassee, Florida's Mayday Parade have been perfecting their unique brand of pop-inflected punk rock, a process that culminated with the release of their major-label debut Anywhere But Here. "We really just wanted to follow our own path on this record and not worry about if we fit in anywhere," Bundrick explains. "We were striving to make a record that meshed together really well and that was actually an album in the sense that all the songs sound different, but are working together toward a common theme." Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SNOOP DOGG plus guests

    Brighton Dome, 6.30pm, £29.50 adv

    Sunday, May 15th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* SNOOP DOGG plus guests

    Snoop Dogg returns to UK with 3 special shows to mark the launch of his 11th studio album "Doggumentary", ahead of his appearance at Lovebox festival and on top of his now sold out hmv Forum, London show. With all eyes on the skinny kingpin from Long Beach, "Doggumentary" is the perfect title for the man who continues to occupy the throne as the world’s most famous rapper. Tha DoggFather is sure to set the stage alive with fans being privy to the lazy drawl and rhythmically complex-lyric delivery which he is renowned for. Don’t miss your chance to see the iconic wordsmith himself! In association with Mean Fiddler. Tickets on sale now!

  • LOUT TGE PARTY feat. Ben Howard, CocknBullkid & Lucy Rose

    Latest Music Bar Brighton, 2pm, £6 adv

    Friday, May 13th, 2011

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    LOUT TGE PARTY feat. Ben Howard, CocknBullkid & Lucy Rose

    We're delighted to announce our own ALL AGES showcase party at The Great Escape featuring up and coming artists: Ben Howard, CocknBullKid & Lucy Rose. We have limited dedicated tickets for the show available via www.ticketweb.co.uk. Doors 2pm. All ages welcome.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2011

    Various Brighton Venues, Various Times, £45 early bird

    Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2011

    FRIENDLY FIRES, WARPAINT, VILLAGERS, KATY B, EXAMPLE, GUILLEMOTS, BROTHER, TWIN SHADOW, FRANK TURNER, THE NAKED & FAMOUS, THE VACCINES, THE VIEW, GANG GANG DANCE, OKKERVIL RIVER, ANNA CALVI AND MUCH MORE CONFIRMED! The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world. Returning for its sixth year, TGE takes place in Brighton on 12th-14th May 2011 in 30+ walkable venues and will host 300+ of the best new artists from across the globe. Super Early Bird tickets and hostel accommodation packages are now on sale. 'A shed load of spanking new bands for a rock bottom ticket price' XFM. 'Unveiling the best music from across the globe, The Great Escape is essential for discovering the hottest new talent' The Fly. 'Genuinely committed to unearthing as much new talent as possible' Clash.

  • ROLO TOMASSI plus Holy State, No Coast & Mega Shark

    Green Door Store Brighton, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Friday, May 6th, 2011

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    ROLO TOMASSI plus Holy State, No Coast & Mega Shark

    ROLO TOMASSI are pleased to announce the release of ETERNAL YOUTH, an anthology collection of rare and non-album material, which will be the first original release on DESTINATION MOON, the band's own label. The 36 track collection brings together material from the last six years including original demo recordings, songs that were released exclusively via tape and songs that were previously only available through their recent Subs Club. The band will also be embarking on an eight day national UK tour in May (see dates below) that will see the band play at the London Garage, their largest headline show to date. Over 18's only.

  • ABSENT ELK plus Hold Fire & The Icarus Youth

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, May 5th, 2011

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    ABSENT ELK plus Hold Fire & The Icarus Youth

    Local favourites Absent Elk make a welcome return with a home town show! Support from Hold Fire (fresh from supporting Scouting For Girls at Brighton Dome) & The Icarus Youth. The show is a single launch party for Absent Elk's, 'Comfort Or Amuse' which is a charity single in aid of Cancer Research. It is being released on Monday 16th May so make sure you buy it! Over 16's welcome.

  • TIM BOOTH plus Unkle Bob

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £18 adv

    Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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    TIM BOOTH plus Unkle Bob

    Tim has been involved in the British music industry since the early 80’s gaining recognition as lead singer of the Manchester band James who have had 17 top thirty singles and sold over 12 million records worldwide. In 1995 Tim collaborated with film composer Angelo Badalamenti (of Twin Peaks fame) and recorded “Booth and the Bad Angel,” released in 1996. In 2004, working with producer Lee ‘Muddy’ Baker and songwriter KK (Kevin Kerrigan), Tim released his second collaborative album, “Bone”, which received general acclaim and saw Tim tour throughout the UK and Europe with his band The Individuals. Since 2007 James have released Hey Ma and The Morning After/The Night Before and have been touring extensively throughout the UK and Europe, North America and South America. “Love Life” is Tim’s third solo album, once more working with Lee ‘Muddy’ Baker and KK. The album is released on April 4th 2011. Over 14's only.

  • EMMURE plus guests THE MOSH LIVES TOUR!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 6pm, £11 adv

    Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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    EMMURE plus guests THE MOSH LIVES TOUR!

    European metalheads rejoice as this spring “The Mosh Lives Tour” will make its inaugural journey over the pond with the mighty Emmure headlining a stellar package rounded out with Winds of Plague and War From A Harlots Mouth (who will be rotating in the direct support slot) and Iwrestledabearonce as openers. This marks the third installment of “The Mosh Lives Tour” and features its most devastating package yet. This trek also marks Emmure's first trip back in Europe since the “Never Say Die Tour” and it will also be their first run in support of their highly anticipated new album. The new offering, Speaker of The Dead, was produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria) and is quickly being hailed as their most utterly violent offering yet. Plus Winds Of Plague, War From A Harlots Mouth, iwrestledabearonce & Visions. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE BLOCKHEADS plus Piranhas 3D

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £15 adv

    Friday, April 29th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE BLOCKHEADS plus Piranhas 3D

    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, the Ian Dury Biopic was released earlier this year has been praised for the central performance by Andy Serkis. The band have provided the music for the film. "Given the times those ancient Blockheads sound more here-and-now than anyone..." Uncut. "Ian Dury owed his brilliance to no one. But he owed his stardom to The Blockheads. Musically Jankel and his men keep it as tight and funky as before." Word. "Dury would be proud." Mojo. This legendary band will return exactly one year to the day since their last sold out visit! Over 14's only.

  • THE SLYTONES plus Syd Arthur & Darius Alexander

    Green Door Store Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Friday, April 29th, 2011

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    THE SLYTONES plus Syd Arthur & Darius Alexander

    A launch party with one of Brighton's most exciting bands, The Slytones! They release 'The Pyschedelic Sounds Of The Slytones' with Syd Arthur & Darius Alexander in support! Over 18's only.

  • MY PASSION, Lost Alone, Hearts Under Fire & Forever Is Over

    Coalition Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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    MY PASSION, Lost Alone, Hearts Under Fire & Forever Is Over

    2010 saw My Passion emerge as one of the most exciting new British rock bands. Following the release of critically acclaimed debut album “Corporate Flesh Party” in 2009, 2010 saw the band embark on a string of sell out headline tours, performances at Download festival and Japan's Summer Sonic and culminating in a special one off London Christmas show in December. The band also spent 2010 writing and recording their follow up album, 'Inside This Machine'. In preparation for its release, My Passion will be embarking on a 10 date headline UK tour this April. My Passion front man Laurence René spoke about the up and coming tour. Over 14's only.

  • Sailor Jerry presents PULLED APART BY HORSES

    Jam Brighton, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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    Sailor Jerry presents PULLED APART BY HORSES

    The show will be headlined by Pulled Apart By Horses, a band renowned for their frenetic performances. Expect a chaotic and colourful show – perfect for Sailor Jerry fans, inspired by the originality of Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, who influenced an entire generation of tattoo artists and whose influence is still recognized today. The band has just released new single I Punched A Lion In The Throat, taken from their debut self-titled album last year. It promises to be one of the most talked about tracks in months. The band will also be playing a Sailor Jerry show at SXSW in Texas (date) As they set about making their name worldwide in 2011. Support from Young Legionnaire (feat members of Bloc Party & Yourcodenameismilo / The Automatic) & local favourites, Skirts. Tickets available exclusively from www.sailorjerry.co.uk! Over 18's only.

  • MOUNT KIMBIE plus Creep & Becoming Real

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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    MOUNT KIMBIE plus Creep & Becoming Real

    With two EPs and a handful of remixes, Mount Kimbie have opened a portal into the world of post-dubstep, electronic fusion soundscaping. 'Crooks & Lovers' is their much anticipated debut album, an assured statement comprised of crafty complexities and coherently juxtaposed angles making use of the freedom from any immediate dancefloor demands. With their releases landing on HotFlush and their inclusion in the catch-all net of dubstep, you'd be forgiven for thinking they're a purely dancefloor act but there's many more elements at play within Mount Kimbie that we've always felt would better lend them to the album format. The shards of acoustic guitars, crying-on-the-dancefloor vocals and jazz arrangements woven into their singles are given more time to develop here, from the vocal glossolalia of 'Adriatic', sounding like an XX experiment recorded on a 10th storey balcony, to the woozy underwater accordian and nautical atmospherics of 'Ode To Bear' or the Bohren And Der Club Of Gore-style dark jazz closer 'Between Time', indulging their esoteric inclinations with finesse. Over 16's only.

  • LUCY ROSE plus Stuart Warwick, David Naftalin & Abigail Wade

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

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    LUCY ROSE plus Stuart Warwick, David Naftalin & Abigail Wade

    Lucy Rose is an elfin 21 year old songwriter with a voice that people instantly fall for. In her slight frame she combines purity of musical purpose, a beautifully grainy voice and a passionate songwriter's instincts with a thirst for Guinness, a deranged sense of humour and a disrespect for pop's history which comes naturally to someone born in 1989. She grew up in the countryside and escaped to London aged 19 to lead the life of teenage troubadour, dragging her guitar around town playing heartbending songs to drunk builders in East end pubs. As the weeks went by, magical occurrences started to take place. Her gigs began to fill up with ardent fans. Edith Bowman announced on Radio 1: “Lucy Rose is absolutely outstanding. A brilliant, brilliant voice that girl has on her.” Jack Steadman from Bombay Bicycle Club invited her to duet on a song for the band’s next album. Mumford And Sons asked her to play their night. John Kennedy asked her in for an XFM session. Her Watch Listen Tell video of ‘Nightbus’ clocked up 128 000 views at high speed and early reviewers proclaimed: “We're catching Lucy Rose at the beginning of what we think will be a long and prominent career arc.” With her swag bag of songs overflowing , and her shows selling out before a she’s released any music, Lucy Rose is poised to become one of the voices of the next decade. Over 14's only.

  • PETE & THE PIRATES plus The New Union

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

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    PETE & THE PIRATES plus The New Union

    Since the release of debut album 'Little Death' the last two years has seen Pete & The Pirates tour extensively around the globe, from SXSW in America to Spain via Romania. Not ones to take their foot off the pedal they have also been keenly putting pen to paper on a number of side solo projects. 2011 sees the anticipated release of their follow up second album 'One Thousand Pictures' out May 23rd, of which the first single from the album, ‘Come to the Bar’ will be released as a digital download from March 14th on Stolen Recordings. Championing of the release has already begun with Zane Lowe making it his 'Hottest Record in the World' on his Radio 1 show. Over 16's only. In association with SPC Live.

  • SCOUTING FOR GIRLS plus Hold Fire

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £22.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

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    SCOUTING FOR GIRLS plus Hold Fire

    Following two albums and a string of hit singles including "She's So Lovely" and the number one single "This Ain't a Love Song", London trio Scouting For Girls bring their catchy brand of rock pop to Brighton Dome. All Ages show, Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Sonic Boom Six & more!

    Concorde2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Monday, March 28th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Sonic Boom Six & more!

    Combining ska, punk and folk rock, the King Blues are a fresh sound for 2010. Their new album ‘Punk and Poetry’ on the way this year and it promises to be their best yet. The band are heading out on an extensive UK tour, but they’re no strangers to hefty gigging schedules; The King Blues hold the world record for playing the most shows in a 24-hour period (7, in case you were wondering). Random Hand & Hyro Da Hero also support. Over 14's welcome. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID.

  • JESCA HOOP plus Early Ghost & The May Birds

    Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, £8 adv

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

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    JESCA HOOP plus Early Ghost & The May Birds

    Native Californian, now transplanted to Manchester, the beguiling Jesca Hoop returns with the brand new ‘Snowglobe’ EP and a UK tour this spring. Hoop was adopted by Elbow’s Guy Garvey, who showcased Hoop as main support on two US tours and a national UK jaunt. Garvey also duetted with Hoop on her memorable ‘Murder of Birds’ song, described by the likes of Word as “literally, startling”. The Eels also fell for Hoop’s arrestingly beautiful, bold and brave songs, as she supported them across the US in 2010, alongside her own headline shows there, in support of her acclaimed Hunting My Dress album. Here in the UK, her album was lavished with praise, and she was a radio favourite, hitting the airwaves everywhere from Radio 4 Women’s Hour and Loose Ends, to Radio 2’s Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC6Music’s Marc Riley and John Kennedy on XFM. So elevated is she these days that Harvard's Divinity School has requested to include her lyrics in a collection of works! Over 18's only.

  • EXAMPLE plus Wretch 32 & Neon Hitch

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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    EXAMPLE plus Wretch 32 & Neon Hitch

    Since signing to Ministry of Sound's Data label, the career trajectory of Example - aka British MC/vocalist Elliot Gleave - has gone sky high. Killer singles Kickstarts and Won't Go Quietly both went Top 10. His new album of the same name is produced by the cream of British dance music from Mercury Prize-nominated MJ Cole to Scottish electro hit-maker Calvin Harris. The result is an exuberant assault of dysfunctional electro dance music from a bright pop-tinged superstar in the making. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompamied by an adult. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MAINE & NEVER SHOUT NEVER

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MAINE & NEVER SHOUT NEVER

    Produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, Daughtry), ‘Black & White’ is a departure for the band after their debut album ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ which was released by Fearless Records in 2008. "We're trying to go for more of a raw feel - really just a free, loose record," explains front man John O'Callaghan. Inspired by the classic sounds of American rock ‘n’ roll, the album is a collection of songs with universal, relatable themes that retain the band’s sense of youthful exuberance. Hailing from Tempe, Arizona, The Maine have been writing, recording and touring since they were barely out of high school. Already, they’ve sold over 120,000 albums, 700,000 digital singles and racked up 7 million views on YouTube. The quintet’s numerous high profile tours have included 2009’s Warped Tour as well as dates with Good Charlotte, Metro Station, All Time Low, The Academy Is… and Boys Like Girls. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT* THE NAKED AND FAMOUS plus Yaaks

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT* THE NAKED AND FAMOUS plus Yaaks

    The Naked and Famous are a five-piece from New Zealand who’s pumping, rocked-up synth pop see’s them filling the void left by MGMT. The Kiwi’s have been hotly tipped across the board, featuring in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 Poll and NME’s New Stars of 2011 issue as well as being the first NZ band to have a number 1 hit in their own country for 16 years. The Naked and Famous are about to embark on their first full UK tour to celebrate the release of their debut album “Passive Me, Aggressive You”. Definitely a show not to be missed! Over 14’s welcome, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • SURFER BLOOD plus No Joy & Lovepark

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

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    SURFER BLOOD plus No Joy & Lovepark

    When you think of Palm Beach, Florida, what comes to mind? Palm trees swaying gently in the balmy breeze? Scantily-clad bikini buxom babes rollerblading down an infinite slab of coral-colored concrete? How about anthemic, bombastic, life-affirming indie pop? If the latter didn’t occur to you, let us introduce you to Surfer Blood: they call West Palm Beach home and, while still in their early 20s, have penned “Astro Coast”, an album’s worth of catchy, summery indie songs that even the most hook-laden power pop band would rightfully be jealous of. Over 14's only. 14's - 17's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH plus The Sorry Kisses

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Monday, March 7th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH plus The Sorry Kisses

    'Singer-songwriter' is not a term embraced by many musicians. Too often the phrase is used to denote generic clichés, excessive emotional angst or middle-of-the-road blandness. But 21-year-old Benjamin Francis Leftwich feels it's far from insulting; 'My songs are personal and acoustic guitar based so why not? I am a singer-song-writer.' With influences including Elliot Smith, The Beatles, Kate Bush, Ryan Adams, Sigur Ros and Bruce Springsteen, his floaty, melancholic vocals and deft finger-picking lie somewhere between Jose Gonzales and Iron and Wine. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • TROPHY WIFE plus Nimmo & The Gauntletts & Goodluck Jonathan

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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    TROPHY WIFE plus Nimmo & The Gauntletts & Goodluck Jonathan

    With sparse melodies, melancholic beats and lush, echoing vocals, Oxford trio, Trophy Wife – who describe their sound as “ambitionless office disco” - announce their arrival with a lingering whisper of great promise that suggests a serious force to be reckoned with. Trophy Wife released debut single ‘Microlite’ on November 8th through Moshi Moshi. ‘Microlite’ - about an everlasting journey: one by which you never arrive at a destination, but that somehow becomes perpetually fulfilling – is an exceptionally lean and beautiful beast. The band’s production wastes not a single note as sparse rhythms melt around chiming guitars, augmented by lead singer Jody Prewett’s fragile, restrained vocals. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus Boy Cried Wolf

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus Boy Cried Wolf

    We are delighted to announce a second BSP show due to popular demand! British Sea Power are a six-piece band variously originating from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. On the sleeve of the new British Sea Power album sits a picture of a three-legged horse. The horse is a nod to some inspirational thoughts from the late Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal – his suggestion that there’s nothing to beat placing bets on three-legged horses with beautiful names. Such bewitching Central European musings and the band’s tripod horse, of course, only exist in the world of art and imagination. But, in the real world, British Sea Power really do have a horse. Or, at least, the racehorse British Sea Power, a recent runner at Kempton Park, was named after the band (the owners were kind enough to ask permission). Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus Team Me & David J Roch

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus Team Me & David J Roch

    British Sea Power are a six-piece band variously originating from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. On the sleeve of the new British Sea Power album sits a picture of a three-legged horse. The horse is a nod to some inspirational thoughts from the late Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal – his suggestion that there’s nothing to beat placing bets on three-legged horses with beautiful names. Such bewitching Central European musings and the band’s tripod horse, of course, only exist in the world of art and imagination. But, in the real world, British Sea Power really do have a horse. Or, at least, the racehorse British Sea Power, a recent runner at Kempton Park, was named after the band (the owners were kind enough to ask permission). Over 14's only.

  • JAMIE WOON plus Ghostpoet

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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    JAMIE WOON plus Ghostpoet

    Jamie Woon is a special talent who will carve his blues 'n' garage infused future pop songs into your brain and leave them there forever. It's music that will get people talking, made by the guitar wielding singer/songwriter and producer. You might not have heard of him yet – unless you've been tapped into the eerie, soulful end of dubstep or perhaps if you were a regular at One Taste, an acoustic night that took over festival stages at Secret Garden and Glastonbury in the late 2000s. Over 16's only.

  • MORNING PARADE plus Munich, The Mulburys & The New Union

    Audio Brighton, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Monday, February 21st, 2011

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    MORNING PARADE plus Munich, The Mulburys & The New Union

    Hailing from Essex, Morning Parade are currently one of the most hotly tipped bands for 2011. Look on the internet and you will see that every reputable music and style site across the board including Gigwise, Q The Music, Clash, i-D, Vogue.it and ASOS are tipping this young five-piece for big things next year. Their pulsating synths, energetic guitars and candid lyrics fuse to create a supercharged sound. They release their debut single ‘Under The Stars’ this week, which has been receiving early support across Radio 1, XFM, 6 Music, Absolute and Q music; with Zane Lowe championing the band on his website. The band have been recording their debut album at the legendary 13 Studios owned by Damon Albarn with longtime Blur collaborator, Jason Cox. Over 16's only.

  • DUTCH UNCLES plus Young British Artists, Lovepark & Tender

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Monday, February 21st, 2011

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    DUTCH UNCLES plus Young British Artists, Lovepark & Tender

    Five piece Manchester based Dutch Uncles have been at the forefront of the city's recent renaissance in forward thinking pop and are all set to release brand new single Fragrant on 11 October, their debut release on Memphis Industries. Fragrant is a 3 minute slice of chrome plated futuristic pop with an explosive chorus given a sinister subtext from the distinctive vocals of lead singer Duncan Wallis. It’s a big leap forward for the Dutch Uncles and bodes well for their debut UK album release slated for Spring 2011. Over 18's only.

  • ROCKSOUND TOUR feat Dinosaur Pile Up, The Xcerts & more!

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7.50 adv

    Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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    ROCKSOUND TOUR feat Dinosaur Pile Up, The Xcerts & more!

    Focusing on up-and-coming bands that the magazine has been championing, the Exposure Tour kicks off in February with three hotly tipped UK acts that are heading for big things in 2011 playing a rotating headline slot. With frontgal Romily Alice having already secured a slot on Rock Sound’s New Blood cover in 2010, London outfit Japanese Voyeurs are gearing up for the release of their debut album ‘Yolk’ in February 2011. With the recent release of their debut album ‘Growing Pains’, Leeds-based Dinosaur Pile-Up have firmly established themselves as one of the UK’s hottest new rock bands. Scottish trio The Xcerts have just unleashed their stunning second album ‘Scatterbrain’ and we predict great things for this lot over the coming year. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SLEIGH BELLS plus Teeth & Blondes In Tokyo

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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    *SOLD OUT!* SLEIGH BELLS plus Teeth & Blondes In Tokyo

    Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sleigh Bells is the musical collaboration of Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocalist, lyricist). The two met and formed in 2008, when Miller was waiting tables on Alexis and her mother at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant. When Miller mentioned that he was looking for a female vocalist for a new musical project, Krauss’s mother immediately volunteered her daughter. Debut album 'Treats' out now! Over 14's only. 14's - 17's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • LITTLE COMETS plus The Big Sleep & The Vaudeville

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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    LITTLE COMETS plus The Big Sleep & The Vaudeville

    Little Comets make an early start in the New Year with the release of their long awaited debut album on January 31st 2011. The intriguingly titled ‘in Search of elusive Little Comets’ comes stockpiled with the authentic lovelorn paeans, awash with majestic pop hooks and the now familiar lyrical imagination from the brothers Cole. Earlier singles , the understated cynical brilliance of ‘Isles’ , the oft-mentioned afrobeat tinged ‘Adultery’ or the plainly should have been a hit-ness of ‘One Night In October’ , all included here portray a band who are keen to consistently challenge both themselves and their listeners. ‘in Search of elusive Little Comets’ gives rise to the wonder of the band’s musical artistry and whilst ebbing and flowing over the course of eleven tracks, the outcome is a complete album - one that flows from start to finish, rather than just a collection of tracks. Over 16's only.

  • FREELANCE WHALES & BROKEN RECORDS plus Early Ghost

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, February 5th, 2011

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    FREELANCE WHALES & BROKEN RECORDS plus Early Ghost

    Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amidst a strange amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using whatever musical gadgets they happened upon (mostly harmonium, banjo, glockenspiel, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, waterphone), the five members worked at crafting songs with interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy. The result is their debut LP, weathervanes, whose songs work at evoking a sense of dislocation, or sensory disorientation. They invite the human spirit to exit the body, if only for brief moments. Freelance Whales can be spotted in the streets and humble venues of New York City, and in due time, elsewhere. Over 16's only.

  • A DAY TO REMEMBER plus Bayside & Pierce The Veil

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £15 adv

    Friday, February 4th, 2011

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    A DAY TO REMEMBER plus Bayside & Pierce The Veil

    The ability to evolve and push boundaries has never been more important than it is now. While the mainstream becomes safer, the dynamic, genre-bending acts are driven underground, to be discovered by a whole new generation of music fans not content with the identikit bands pushed at them through the major media. It is this hallowed place that A DAY TO REMEMBER has not-so-subtly been taking over, from stereos to mosh pits across the world. While the music industry scrambles to discover the next big thing, A DAY TO REMEMBER has been becoming it, showing that with the right amount of hard work, strong songs, an unfaltering self-belief, and that indefinable spark of something really special, anything is possible. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • HURTS plus Clare Maguire & Saint Saviour

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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    HURTS plus Clare Maguire & Saint Saviour

    Hailing from Manchester, Hurts - a.k.a. vocalist Theo Hutchcraft and keyboard player Adam Anderson - make such a convincing case for an 80s-inspired synth-pop revival that they even seduced the Princess of Pop herself, Kylie Minogue, no less, to guest on their 2010 debut album Happiness. Though drawing inevitable comparisons with classic era Depeche Mode, ABC and Tears for Fears, they have honed their own distinct style of edgy, exotic glamour. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • MONA plus Flashguns & Munich

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £6 adv

    Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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    MONA plus Flashguns & Munich

    “Mona are an act armed armed with an arsenal of power riff and rip-roaring choruses” The Fly. “In a time when few bands have very little to say, it’s refreshing to finally hear a fearless star in waiting telling us how it is and more importantly actually having the epic tunes to back it up” Clash. “it appears that in Mona we may have found a big-sounding, big hearted rock’n’roll band to believe in again” NME. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus The Maybirds

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus The Maybirds

    Ben Howard is no ordinary singer-songwriter. Based between the wild expanses of Dartmoor and the rolling wave-sets of Devon’s south coast, the stark beauty of his surroundings infuses his music, giving it a depth and authenticity that is as honest as it is compelling. His unique percussive guitar techniques, stunning vocals and evocative lyrics have won him a loyal following on the live music circuit and cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting new artists. Recorded in a barn nestled amongst fields and trees, Ben’s latest EP is soaked in the salt -water and summer sun that was its inspiration. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • MATTHEW DEAR - LIVE plus You Love Her Coz She's Dead

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

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    MATTHEW DEAR - LIVE plus You Love Her Coz She's Dead

    Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride. His highly anticipated fourth album, 2010’s Black City, is the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. Over 16's only.

  • YOUNG GUNS plus The Swellers & Japanese Voyeurs

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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    YOUNG GUNS plus The Swellers & Japanese Voyeurs

    ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’ is release on July 12th, with current single 'Crystal Clear’ out on July 26th. The single, currently playlisted at Radio 1, follows the singles, ‘Winter Kiss’ and ‘Sons Of Apathy’, both of which received great support from the likes of Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Daniel P Carter on Radio 1, as well as regular rotation across the leading music television channels. Over 14's welcome. SET YOUR GOALS ALSO ADDED TO THE BILL!!

  • *POSTPONED* AIDEN plus Francesqa & The Dead Formats

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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    *POSTPONED* AIDEN plus Francesqa & The Dead Formats

    "Aiden have crammed this record with nastiness, brutality and barbed scorn. Despite this, or perhaps because of this KNIVES is remarkably focused and confident album. It's the sound of a band backed into a corner and fighting dirty for their lives." - Kerrang Magazine on Aiden's Knives. Over 16's welcome. POSTPONED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. A NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

  • *SOLD OUT!* GOGOL BORDELLO plus DeVotchKa & Alain Johannes

    Brighton Dome, 6.45pm, £17.50 adv

    Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* GOGOL BORDELLO plus DeVotchKa & Alain Johannes

    Gogol Bordello is arguably the hardest working, and hardest rocking, group of our discordant new century, maintaining an onstage energy level that would send the average combo running for the emergency room. Following the hugely successful Gypsy Punks and SUPER TARANTA! albums, Gogol Bordello hit the road again with their new album Trans-Continental Hustle. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FRIGHTENED RABBIT plus Sky Larkin

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £11 adv

    Saturday, November 27th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* FRIGHTENED RABBIT plus Sky Larkin

    You are currently reading about Frightened Rabbit. They are a band who live in Glasgow and have done for some time. They record in bedrooms, cupboards and kitchens. Anyone can be in Frightened Rabbit. They have played some live shows in this city, but want to meet people from other cities, in order that they can come and blow into tubes when they play live. Lets keep pop music alive by getting it out of that dress and into a sweater. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 14's welcome.

  • CEREBRAL BALLZY plus Calrisian, Trippin Violet & Derider

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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    CEREBRAL BALLZY plus Calrisian, Trippin Violet & Derider

    "...a crew of young drunken lunatics carrying the torch of eighties skate punk to wreak havoc..." - The New Yorker. "...the newest and brightest crew in the rough-knuckled lineage of New York Hardcore." - New Museum. "Holy f--k what an amazing band. Easily the best thing I’ve seen in the past year." - Streetboners and TV Carnage . "If it were the early ’80s, you’d no doubt be learning about this band via a Thrasher spread." - Time Out NY. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • BORN RUFFIANS plus Young Rival & Lovepark

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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    BORN RUFFIANS plus Young Rival & Lovepark

    Born Ruffians are actually four Canadians, and they make indie-pop in a traditional sense that old-school collectors of 4AD and Sub Pop's early roster would raise more than an eyebrow at. In a similar vein to fellow XL artists Tapes'n Tapes, they owe a large debt to the likes of Pixies and Buffalo Tom, yet at no point does this record sound retro or plagiaristic. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ELLIE GOULDING plus Sunday Girl

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, November 22nd, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* ELLIE GOULDING plus Sunday Girl

    Ellie Goulding releases her new single Guns And Horses on 17th May. It is the second single to be taken from the 23 year old’s number one debut album Lights which has almost 200,000 copies since its release in February. Her last single Starry Eyed has sold nearly 350,000 copies. All her UK shows this year have completely sold out so the tour offers an opportunity for fans that may have missed out earlier in the year to catch her superb live show. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SLEIGH BELLS plus The Knocks

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* SLEIGH BELLS plus The Knocks

    Based in Brooklyn, NY, Sleigh Bells is the musical collaboration of Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocalist, lyricist). The two met and formed in 2008, when Miller was waiting tables on Alexis and her mother at a neighborhood Brazilian restaurant. When Miller mentioned that he was looking for a female vocalist for a new musical project, Krauss’s mother immediately volunteered her daughter. Debut album 'Treats' out now! Over 16's only.

  • MARNIE STERN plus The Agitator and Nimmo & The Gauntletts

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7.50 adv

    Friday, November 19th, 2010

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    MARNIE STERN plus The Agitator and Nimmo & The Gauntletts

    To coincide with the highly anticipated release of Marnie Stern’s self-titled third album on the 18th of October on Souterrain Transmissions, the golden-maned New Yorker will be taking to the stage. The new album Marnie Stern is a compendium of life stories both bitter and sweet. Stern and her long-time co-conspirator Zach Hill (who is onstage drummer) have crafted an album which has a deep ingrained rock intelligence yet is brimming with vigor, vitality and fun and is clearly her strongest collection of songs to date. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* TITUS ANDRONICUS plus Twin Brother

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* TITUS ANDRONICUS plus Twin Brother

    The New Jersey indie rock band Titus Andronicus has recorded a new album, a follow-up to our 2008 release, The Airing of Grievances. This new album, The Monitor, will see release thanks to our friends at XL Recordings on March 9th, 2010, the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, wherein the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia entered into their epic struggle off the coast of Virginia. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MARINA & THE DIAMONDS plus Cocknbullkid

    Corn Exchange Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, November 15th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* MARINA & THE DIAMONDS plus Cocknbullkid

    Marina and the Diamonds, AKA Greek/Welsh 24 year old Marina Diamandis, is proud to announce details of her biggest tour yet in October 2010. Marina and the Diamonds will be playing a 14-date stint across the UK, including a date at London’s Roundhouse this Autumn. Her upcoming May tour is completely sold out so be sure to get your tickets soon. In association with Kilimanjiro. All ages welcome. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • THE DIVINE COMEDY (An Afternoon With Neil Hannon)

    Komedia Brighton, 2pm, £17.50 adv

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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    THE DIVINE COMEDY (An Afternoon With Neil Hannon)

    Matinee show added due to public demand.. 2pm start! Over the years, the name has encompassed other musicians, but the driving force of the band and its main (sometimes only!) member has always been Neil Hannon. The Divine Comedy have gained a name for themselves as an exciting live act, but this is a fantastic opportunity to come and see a more stripped down version of songs from the acclaimed new album, Bang Goes The Knighthood. Support from Cathy Davey. Under 16's accompanied.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE DIVINE COMEDY (An Evening With Neil Hannon)

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £17.50 adv

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE DIVINE COMEDY (An Evening With Neil Hannon)

    Over the years, the name has encompassed other musicians, but the driving force of the band and its main (sometimes only!) member has always been Neil Hannon. The Divine Comedy have gained a name for themselves as an exciting live act, but this is a fantastic opportunity to come and see a more stripped down version of songs from the acclaimed new album, Bang Goes The Knighthood. Support from Cathy Davey. Over 14's welcome.

  • LYREBIRDS plus Ray Dar Vees & Red Drapes

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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    LYREBIRDS plus Ray Dar Vees & Red Drapes

    A launch party for 'The Blondehead EP' by one of Brighton's most exciting bands! After supporting on previous Lout gigs with The Maccabees, The Big Pink, Funeral Party and more we are delighted to confirm them for a headline show! Ray Dar Vees and Red Drapes in support. Over 16's welcome.

  • BROKEN RECORDS plus The Robot Heart

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £7.50 adv

    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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    BROKEN RECORDS plus The Robot Heart

    "A magnificently solid debut" 8/10 Clash Magazine. "This is a better than promising start."3/5 Q Magazine. "Broken Records could well have a contender for album of the year on their hands" 4.5/5 MusicOMH.com. "As far as debut albums go, Until the Earth Begins to Part may not be as important as it thinks it is, but it certainly delivers the promise of greatness." All Music Guide. "Such an over-the-top approach could end in solemn self-parody. But Broken Records' refreshing playfulness and surprisingly light touch indicate they're really enjoying themselves......4/5" Spin. The Modern Fighting Vehicles will open the show. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • MEN (feat JD Samson from Le Tigre) plus Amongst The Pigeons

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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    MEN (feat JD Samson from Le Tigre) plus Amongst The Pigeons

    New single “Off Our Backs” released on 7” vinyl November 1st through iamsound / Columbia, with UK tour dates to follow in October and November. MEN, the Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective consists of core members JD Samson (Le Tigre) Michael O’Neill (Ladybug Transistor) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR). Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • ATTACK! ATTACK! plus Freeze The Atlantic & Verses

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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    ATTACK! ATTACK! plus Freeze The Atlantic & Verses

    The South Wales based band enjoyed a wave of media support with their debut, securing slots at the Reading & Leeds, Download and Sonisphere festivals and a sync for their 'You and Me' single on hit US TV show 90210 along the way, before culminating in their inclusion on the global gaming phenomenon Guitar Hero 5. Over 16's only.

  • !!! (chk chk chk) plus The Hundred In The Hands

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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    !!! (chk chk chk) plus The Hundred In The Hands

    On the 3rd November, the dance-punk ensemble known as !!! (chk chk chk) will roll into Brighton and perform their much awaited new material from their album 'Strange Weather Isn't It' due to be released on August 24th. The album is the follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed album 'Myth Takes' and the group's first since drummer Jerry Fuchis died last year. Chk chk chk's experimental texture progresses through different genres without fragmenting their sound and will have you moving all night long. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH plus The Skints

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £10 adv

    Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH plus The Skints

    One of Canada’s finest and freshest musical entities bring their sound to Komedia. The tale of Juno Award-winning trio Bedouin Soundclash has been filled with step after step of something special — from live shows that are as emotionally incendiary as they are monstrously entertaining to albums that have stoked the hearts and minds of thousands. Riding on the release of their fourth album, Light the Horizon, you can expect an evening that is undeniably, unequivocally Bedouin — from its inherent power and energy to its ability to surprise and delight. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* WARPAINT plus Fiction & 2:54

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £8 adv

    Friday, October 29th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* WARPAINT plus Fiction & 2:54

    Warpaint are an all girl quartet from Los Angeles. They weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy. Onstage, Warpaint’s disarmingly authentic package can shake a room into a dance frenzy, while simultaneously holding it in a trance-like dreamworld. Over 14's only. 14's - 17's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ROBYN plus Rebecca & Fiona DJ Set

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* ROBYN plus Rebecca & Fiona DJ Set

    The last time we heard from Robyn, it was 2008. The diminutive Swede was riding high after top ten hits with bittersweet, orchestral-pop hit Be Mine and anthemic dance ballad With Every Heartbeat. The latter song went to number 1 in the UK, shortly after the album Robyn was nominated for a Grammy. Not only did these feats provide a brilliant backdrop to the Platinum selling album from which they sprang, but the success of Robyn was the high point of a comeback which saw the one-time teen popstar reinventing her career on her own terms. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MIDNIGHT BEAST plus Aggro Santos

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MIDNIGHT BEAST plus Aggro Santos

    'The Midnight Beast version of "Tik Tok" espouses a liv- fast, die-young lifestyle of eating your dessert first, trying to catch glimpses of naked girls and avoiding the wrath of your parents. It's all rendered with some amusing choreography and some rhyming in the style of The Streets.' MTV. www.youtube.com/themidnightbeast. Over 14's welcome.

  • NME RADAR TOUR feat. The Joy Formidable, Chapel Club & Flats

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £9.50 adv

    Monday, October 11th, 2010

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    NME RADAR TOUR feat. The Joy Formidable, Chapel Club & Flats

    The hottest new music tour rolls back into Brighton this October and we are delighted that it includes two great acts that we have promoted before... The Joy Formidable & Chapel Club! Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MAYDAY PARADE & THE MAINE

    Coalition Brighton, 7.30pm, £10.50 adv

    Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* MAYDAY PARADE & THE MAINE

    After their major label debut, 2009's 'Anywhere But Here', Mayday Parade have co-headlined the Take Action Tour, and plan to be on the road all year. The Maine will co-headline also! PLEASE NOTE VENUE UPGRADE TO MEET DEMAND. NOW 14+! Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied.

  • The Great Escape Showcase at Brighton Live feat Lyrebirds!

    Hectors House Brighton, 7.30pm, FREE

    Friday, October 8th, 2010

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    The Great Escape Showcase at Brighton Live feat Lyrebirds!

    The Great Escape and Lout are delighted to present our showcase at Brighton Live 2010 featuring three very hot local acts! They are Lyrebirds, Amongst The Pigeons and Hind Ear. Over 18's only. It's completely free as are all Brighton Live gigs!

  • **FREE GIG!** GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. plus much more!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 6pm, FREE!

    Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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    **FREE GIG!** GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. plus much more!

    CONCORDE2 & LOUT proudly presents the VERY BEST of Brighton's local musical talent in an extravaganza of music, all part of BRIGHTON LIVE 2010 powered by ASAHI, Japan's Number 1 Beer! An absolutely HUGE line-up of Brightons best emerging talent and breaking artists headlined by the phenomenal GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY. supporting his new self titled album, released 13th September. In support we have The Xcerts, The Agitator, Autumn Red & Jumping Ships. If that isn't enough for you pints of ASAHI will be £2.50 all night!!. Arrive early to avoid disappointment at what will be BRIGHTON'S BIGGEST FREE PARTY OF 2010!....

  • YUCK plus Fanzine & Lulla Violet

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £6.50 adv

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

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    YUCK plus Fanzine & Lulla Violet

    'Don't pay any attention to their name – these north London newbies are not yuck at all, they're pretty good, sounding like a shoegazey Sonic Youth. The demo of Automatic is one of the finest things I've heard in this young decade. We heartily predict a long and fruitful career for Yuck'. Guardian. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MOUNT KIMBIE plus Mirrors

    Jam Brighton, 8pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* MOUNT KIMBIE plus Mirrors

    Crooks & Lovers is a fantastically constructed album; the repetition and ambience makes for a hypnotic listen, yet Mount Kimbie know exactly when to break this mesmerising flow with heartfelt vocal samples and perfectly delivered instrument lines. It’s rare to find a level of craftsmanship like this on a debut; Mount Kimbie have delivered a strong statement of intent and a record that is certainly a contender for album of the year. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* VILLAGERS plus Cate Le Bon

    Brighton Ballroom (formerly The Hanbury), 8pm, £9 adv

    Monday, October 4th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* VILLAGERS plus Cate Le Bon

    Following the exciting news of the Mercury Music Prize nomination for their debut LP, Becoming a Jackal, Villagers have just announced a UK tour for October. Sunday Times Culture..‘What a beautiful and remarkable debut.. Becoming a Jackal exudes a confidence that speaks of a rare talent and a significant new find’. NME.. 'Depth, sincerity and beauty in abundance’. Telegraph.. 'An album of multiple dimensions, cracked and tender’. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* HURTS plus Claire Maguire

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* HURTS plus Claire Maguire

    Manchester duo Hurts will release their debut single ‘Better Than Love’ on 24th May. The upbeat yet dark and dramatic single follows the limited edition vinyl release of Arthur Baker’s remix of their track ‘Wonderful Life’ and two sold out UK shows in Manchester and London. According to Hurts, ‘Better Than Love’ is “dance music for depression”. Remixes come courtesy of Berlin techno duo Tiefschwarz and hotly-tipped French electronic duo Jamaica. In association with Kilimanjiro.

  • FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS and SUMMER CAMP plus The Neat

    Jam Brighton, 7pm, £7.50 adv

    Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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    FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS and SUMMER CAMP plus The Neat

    A co-headline tour from two of the UK's most exciting new indie bands! “The UK’s most dashing new pop group” – NME. “Frankie & The Heartstrings combine the always important great hair with a kind of old-fashioned starriness and charisma” – Sunday Times Culture. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • TERRY CALLIER plus Jo Harman

    Coalition Brighton, 7.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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    TERRY CALLIER plus Jo Harman

    With a career spanning five decades and a back catalogue of 16 albums, soul troubadour Terry Callier can be described as one of the truly great music legends. Callier has collaborated with hundreds of artists including childhood friend Curtis Mayfield, Nitin Sawhney, Beth Orton, Paul Weller and more recently Massive Attack. His numerous recordings include the classic albums 'What Colour Is Love and Fire On Ice' and 'Northern Soul Anthem I Don’t Want To See Myself'. Over 14's only.

  • CHERRY GHOST plus Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £10 adv

    Friday, September 24th, 2010

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    CHERRY GHOST plus Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band

    Following a 2 year hiatus, the Ivor Novello award winning songwriters Cherry Ghost have regrouped and with the help of Dan Austin (Doves, Massive Attack) they have recorded one of the most hopeful, beguiling, theatrical, and ultimately captivating albums of the year. With an eclectic repertoire of songs that go way beyond simplistic melodies and rousing choruses, Cherry Ghost create a musical world of their own that's as strong and as all-encompassing as a fictional voice. Over 14's welcome.

  • An evening with OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £15 adv

    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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    An evening with OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

    Already headlining Campfire Trails in London, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show – who have been described in an NME article on Mumford and Sons as ''arguably the best country band in the world right now'' have added shows in Cardiff, Bristol and Brighton to their autumn dates. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* WILLY MASON plus Ben Howard & Nick Williams

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £11 adv

    Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* WILLY MASON plus Ben Howard & Nick Williams

    Dear Sir/Madame, My name is Willy Mason. I am a singer/songwriter from the north American continent of apparent unity. You may remember me as the singer of such popular songs as ‘oxygen’ and ‘save myself,’ frequently featured on Radio 1 and 2 and MTV. I am currently touring Europe and the United Kingdom with Norah Jones and will be back with Isobel Campbell in September. I am writing now to inform you of some performances I will be giving; showcasing new material in anticipation of a forthcoming album. Signed, Willy Mason. Over 14's welcome.

  • SKY LARKIN plus Crooked Mountain Crooked Sea & Duke Raoul

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £7 adv

    Friday, September 10th, 2010

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    SKY LARKIN plus Crooked Mountain Crooked Sea & Duke Raoul

    Katie, Nestor and Doug marry a fiercely DIY ethic in the truest sense with the best pop melodies. Over 16's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • THE KING BLUES plus The Masts & Vice Like Grip

    Hastings Crypt, 7pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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    THE KING BLUES plus The Masts & Vice Like Grip

    Our favourite acoustic punks The King Blues have a new album on the way and are back on the headline tour trail following recent shows with Enter Shikari. Over 14's only. In association with MB Promotions.

  • *SOLD OUT!* AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA 2010 The Wedding Present!

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 3pm, £18 adv

    Saturday, August 28th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA 2010 The Wedding Present!

    At The Edge Of The Sea returns! A one day indoor music festival curated by The Wedding Present featuring many special guests to be announced soon. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the release of their classic major label debut long-player 'Bizarro', The Wedding Present will be playing the album live. Other guests so far include The Ukrainians, Klee, Sharks, Darren Hayman, Terry De Castro, Paul Dorrington, Cinerama & The Half Sisters.

  • *SOLD OUT!* Topman CTRL feat. WE ARE SCIENTISTS plus guests

    Audio Brighton, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* Topman CTRL feat. WE ARE SCIENTISTS plus guests

    New York rockers We Are Scientists will headline August’s Topman CTRL Live gig at Audio here in Brighton on Friday 27th August. The band have personally chosen ex Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows’ new band, I Am Arrows, as support act for this exclusive, intimate performance. Over 16's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Holy Vessels

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Holy Vessels

    A very exclusive Reading Festival warm up show with adopted Brighton sons, The Maccabees. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 4th August. Over 14's only.

  • THE LOW ANTHEM plus Mountain Man

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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    THE LOW ANTHEM plus Mountain Man

    The MOJO Breakthrough Act Winners! Phil Alexander (MOJO's Editor-In-Chief): "The Low Anthem are a classic American band in the making. Their last album, Oh My God Charlie Darwin, which came out on Bella Union last year, fired up the MOJO readers' imagination with its mix of Dylan-meets-Waits Americana. To be honest, they're still a well kept secret but this year will belong to them. MOJO readers prove themselves once again one step ahead of the pack by voting them the Breakthrough Act of the last 12 months." Note venue change.. original tickets valid. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FUNERAL PARTY plus Lyrebirds & Rob The Rich

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* FUNERAL PARTY plus Lyrebirds & Rob The Rich

    A great package including three very hot Brighton bands and a headliner from Los Angeles who are being heavily tipped everywhere and who's current single is all over Radio 1. One not to miss on a Monday night for a fiver! Over 18s only. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* GARY NUMAN plus Hounds

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £18 adv

    Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* GARY NUMAN plus Hounds

    A very intimate show with Gary Numan at Concorde 2 as he takes to the stage for his only headline show this summer! We welcome Gary back after two sold out shows at Brighton Dome as he prepares for his slot at Sonisphere Festival. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* YEASAYER plus Clock Opera

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Monday, July 12th, 2010

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    "Euphoria levels are cranked up further on the semi-anthemic Madder Red, with its lush harmonies and incessant tribal drums" SUNDAY TIMES. “… wonderfully heady and exhilarating” GUARDIAN. "Madder Red channels the Aboriginal Outback" METRO. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* CONVERGE plus Kylesa, Gaza & Kvelertak

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 6pm, £12 adv

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* CONVERGE plus Kylesa, Gaza & Kvelertak

    Formed in 1990, Converge have gone on to become one of the most important bands of the generation, almost single headedly defining the genre of metal core. Their popularity began to sky rocket in the autumn of 2001 with the release of their breakthrough album Jane Doe, hailed by many as the album of the year and the decade and the most crucial album of its kind. In association with Kilimanjiro. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult

  • YOUNG GUNS plus Deaf Havana & Without Embrace

    Hastings Crypt, 7pm, £7 adv

    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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    YOUNG GUNS plus Deaf Havana & Without Embrace

    These guys are the most exciting new band in rock and have just returned from the Kerrang tour with All Time Low and The Blackout! They also play Komedia as part of The Great Escape with single tickets just for that show also available! Over 14's welcome.

  • ELLIOT MINOR plus Hold Fire & A Day After Tomorrow

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7pm, £10 adv

    Saturday, June 26th, 2010

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    ELLIOT MINOR plus Hold Fire & A Day After Tomorrow

    Elliot Minor reaped the rewards that their fiercely devoted hard work, infectious songwriting and natural musicianship deserved when they infiltrated the mainstream with five top 20 singles and their eponymously titled top 10 album. Over 14's only. 14's - 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • KELE plus Mama

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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    KELE plus Mama

    In the middle of 2009, mid-way through the biggest American tour of their career, Kele Okereke and his three Bloc Party alumni agreed that it was time to put a temporary full stop on band matters. A sabbatical was required. As of November, they would spend 12 months apart. It was a mutual decision. Over 14's only. 14's - 17's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • STEVE MASON plus The Robot Heart

    Audio Brighton *Note venue change*, 8pm, £10 adv

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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    STEVE MASON plus The Robot Heart

    Having recently signed to Domino imprint Double Six, Steve Mason has announced the release of his new album, Boys Outside, on Monday May 3rd 2010. The 10-track album was produced by Richard X and Steve Mason. Very much indicative of the fragile, stripped down, haunting sound of the album, All Come Down was released as a download only single in December of last year and was roundly praised for it’s beauty and simplicity drawing numerous comparisons to his early work with the Beta Band on the 3 EPs album. Over 18's only. Please note this show has moved from The Hanbury due to venue circumstances beyond our control. Original tickets valid.

  • BREATHE CAROLINA plus FACT & A Day After Tomorrow

    Engine Room Brighton, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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    BREATHE CAROLINA plus FACT & A Day After Tomorrow

    Breathe Carolina are an electronica/crunkcore band from Denver, Colorado who are signed to Fearless Records. For fans of bands such as BrokeNCYDE & Jeffree Star. Over 16's only. ID Required.

  • NATTY plus Aruba Red

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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    NATTY plus Aruba Red

    Writing songs from an early age, Natty grew up listening to his parents’ diverse record collection, soaking up the sounds of artists including Neil Young, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. The vast scope of influences can be heard within Natty’s own compositions, yet he brings something refreshing and unique to the world of popular music. His melting pot of sounds can be described as the gritty yet uplifting soundtrack to many young people’s lives growing up in the UK today. Over 14's only.

  • LIGHTS plus Rich Aucoin & Poor Little Pierrette

    Audio Brighton, 7pm - 10pm, £6.50 adv

    Friday, May 28th, 2010

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    LIGHTS plus Rich Aucoin & Poor Little Pierrette

    A Canadian girl who makes intergalactic-electro music and is currently touring the USA with Owl City having just supported him in the UK! Over 16's only. ID Required.

  • LAUREN PRITCHARD plus Jo Harman & guests

    Latest Music Bar Brighton, 8pm, £5 adv

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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    LAUREN PRITCHARD plus Jo Harman & guests

    Support from upcoming local acts Jo Harman, Woodpecker Wooliams & Gavin Kiley. All ages welcome.

  • FUN. Hold Fire plus Wolves At Night

    Prince Albert Brighton, 8pm, £6 adv

    Monday, May 24th, 2010

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    FUN. Hold Fire plus Wolves At Night

    fun. is Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff. Formed during the winter of 2008, the band recorded their debut album with producer Steven McDonald, arranger Roger Joseph Manning Jr and a cast of characters. They will release their debut album "Aim and Ignite" on soon. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • HOLY F**K plus Sbtrkt & Phantom

    Digital Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Friday, May 21st, 2010

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    HOLY F**K plus Sbtrkt & Phantom

    Please note date change with original tickets valid. A welcome return for these very talented Canadians as they ready the release of their highly anticipated new album. Always a live treat to be had! Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • BRITISH SEA POWER plus John & Jehn

    Komedia Bath, 8pm, £12.50 adv

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

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    BRITISH SEA POWER plus John & Jehn

    Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Please note this show is in Bath not Brighton!

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 3

    Various Brighton Venues, Various Times, £55 adv

    Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 3

    Ellie Goulding, Marina & The Diamonds, Hurts, Delphic, Chase & Status, Broken Social Scene, Real Estate, Cold Cave, Slow Club, Japandroids, Darwin Deez, Crystal Fighters and much more confirmed to play the 2010 event! Please head to www.escapegreat.com for tickets and further information!

  • CHASE AND STATUS plus guests

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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    CHASE AND STATUS plus guests

    How many artists can count Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and Pharell as fans as well as drum and bass’ finest Andy C, Hype and Pendulum; enjoy heavy rotation in the hands of dub-step royalty such as N-Type and Skream and have each release enthusiastically supported by Annie Mac and Zane Lowe? This is what Saul Milton and Will Kennard, producing under the name Chase & Status, have achieved in 5 years. Over 14's only. Presented by NME and The Great Escape. Limited space available to those with The Great Escape wristbands. Tickets are £15 plus booking fee and this guarantees entry.

  • YOUNG GUNS plus guests

    Komedia Brighton, 12pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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    YOUNG GUNS plus guests

    With special guests Ling Tosite Sigure, Flash Lighnin & Turbowolf. Over 14'd only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Please note this is a matinee show running from 12pm - 3.30pm. Limited space available to those with The Great Escape wristbands. Tickets are £8 plus booking fee and this guarantees entry.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 2

    Various Brighton Venues, Various Times, £55 adv

    Friday, May 14th, 2010

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 2

    Ellie Goulding, Marina & The Diamonds, Hurts, Delphic, Chase & Status, Broken Social Scene, Real Estate, Cold Cave, Slow Club, Japandroids, Darwin Deez, Crystal Fighters and much more confirmed to play the 2010 event! Please head to www.escapegreat.com for tickets and further information!

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 1

    Various Brighton Venues, Various Times, £55 adv

    Thursday, May 13th, 2010

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: Day 1

    Ellie Goulding, Marina & The Diamonds, Hurts, Delphic, Chase & Status, Broken Social Scene, Real Estate, Cold Cave, Slow Club, Japandroids, Darwin Deez, Crystal Fighters and much more confirmed to play the 2010 event! Please head to www.escapegreat.com for tickets and further information!

  • THE BLUETONES plus Apples & Munich

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

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    THE BLUETONES plus Apples & Munich

    While some Brit-pop bands have split and reformed over the last ten years, stalwarts The Bluetones have just carried on and retained a passionate and loyal crowd going from strength to strength. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE BRONX & MARIACHI EL BRONX plus The Ghost Of A Thousand

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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    THE BRONX & MARIACHI EL BRONX plus The Ghost Of A Thousand

    We are very excited about not only the return of Los Angeles hardcore punk heroes The Bronx returning but they'll be bringing their Mariachi offshoot along too! Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • LYREBIRDS plus The Maccabees DJ Set & The Agitator

    The Hope Brighton, 8pm, £5 entry on the door only

    Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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    LYREBIRDS plus The Maccabees DJ Set & The Agitator

    Lyrebirds release their new single, Catalyst, on Chess Club on May 3rd. On the heels of their debut, Closer, which saw the band become the most played new act on NME Radio and heading out on tours with The Maccabees and The Big Pink, Catalyst sets the tone for bigger things to come from this Brighton-based quintet. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • THE BLOCKHEADS plus The Perils

    Komedia Brighton, 8pm, £15 adv

    Thursday, April 29th, 2010

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    THE BLOCKHEADS plus The Perils

    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, the Ian Dury Biopic is released on January 8th 2010 and has been praised for the central performance by Andy Serkis. The band have provided the music for the film. "Given the times those ancient Blockheads sound more here-and-now than anyone..." Uncut. "Ian Dury owed his brilliance to no one. But he owed his stardom to The Blockheads. Musically Jankel and his men keep it as tight and funky as before." Word. "Dury would be proud." Mojo. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • ALPHABEAT plus Eliza Doolittle and Pearl & The Puppets

    Concorde 2 Brighton, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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    ALPHABEAT plus Eliza Doolittle and Pearl & The Puppets

    Alphabeat’s new album, The Spell, has its eyes dead set on the horizon ahead and is full of great songs built on properly affecting retro-pop styles. You’ll have heard the Mantronix-like funk-pop of first single The Spell, but there’s the slippery filter-house of DJ the piano-riff-meets-speaker-rattling bassline of melancholic-house monster, Hole In My Heart, pure heart-rate pushing dancefloor monster, the RnB touched, down-tempo reach of Q&A and the brilliantly debauched SAW-pop-goes-Ibiza throb of 365 Degrees, where pianos, kick-drums and hairspray hi-hats all get a frantic airing. Over 14's only.

  • GOOD SHOES plus Is Tropical & Rob The Rich

    Audio Brighton, 7pm - 10pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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    GOOD SHOES plus Is Tropical & Rob The Rich

    The quirky indie quartet return to Brighton after a sold out sweaty show at Freebutt last summer! They are soon to release their long awaited second album, ‘No Hope, No Future’ after the pop perfect ‘Think Before You Speak’. Tickets on sale now! Over 16's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* CARIBOU plus Lost Idol

    Freebutt Brighton, 8pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, April 17th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* CARIBOU plus Lost Idol

    If you think you know Caribou, think again. Dan Snaith’s new album, Swim is the sound of the musical glass ceiling being blown away. If there is a link to previous album Andorra, it would be in the ravishing explosions of sound pulsing through album closer ‘Niobe’. A continuum of sorts leads us to 2010, but that finale gives mere hints as to the future Caribou. Over 16's only. ID Required. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ELLIE GOULDING plus Primary 1

    Digital Brighton, 7pm, £9 adv

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* ELLIE GOULDING plus Primary 1

    She is one of the most exciting artists around at the moment and will release her debut album in March which features 'Under The Sheets' & 'Starry Eyed'. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • ROLO TOMASSI & TRASH TALK plus Throats

    Engine Room Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Thursday, April 15th, 2010

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    ROLO TOMASSI & TRASH TALK plus Throats

    A co-headline tour from UK noise merchants, Rolo Tomassi and hardcore heroes, Trash Talk from over the pond! Over 16's only.

  • THERE FOR TOMORROW & FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS plus They Sink Ships

    Engine Room Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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    THERE FOR TOMORROW  & FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS plus They Sink Ships

    A double bill including the hotly tipped There For Tomorrow and Friday Night Boys who are fresh from touring with All Time Low! Support from They Sink Ships. Over 16's only. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Mouthwash & The Meow Meows

    Komedia Brighton, 7pm - 10pm, £9.50 adv

    Saturday, April 10th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE KING BLUES plus Mouthwash & The Meow Meows

    Our favourite acoustic punks The King Blues have a new album on the way and are back on the headline tour trail following recent shows with Enter Shikari. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • BROKENCYDE & JEFFREE STAR plus Synthetic Season

    Komedia Brighton, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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    BROKENCYDE & JEFFREE STAR plus Synthetic Season

    A double bill of two alternative US acts. BrokeNCYDE describe themselves as ‘Crunkcore’ and will tour in support of the aptly named debut album, ‘I’m Not A Fan… But The Kids Like It’. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • THE AUTOMATIC plus White Belt Yellow Tag & Hold Fire

    Audio Brighton, 7pm - 10pm, £9 adv

    Saturday, March 27th, 2010

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    THE AUTOMATIC plus White Belt Yellow Tag & Hold Fire

    After packing out Audio on their last visit to Brighton we are delighted to bring these Welsh rockers back! The bands new single 'Interstate' is out on the 6th December and judging on how fast it sold out last time we recommend you get in quick! Over 16's welcome.

  • THE JOY FORMIDABLE plus Baddies & Airship

    Audio Brighton, 7pm- 10pm, £7 adv

    Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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    THE JOY FORMIDABLE plus Baddies & Airship

    Their material has it's roots in the vast, lonely countryside of the Clwydian borders but London has roused offshoots from the TJF bough. They have become a uniquely home-grown affair with the band driving every creative aspect, visually and musically. The band's bedroom a chrysalis, that mutates daily from sleeping quarters, to studio to workshop. It was here they recorded first singles Austere and Cradle and their 8 track CD "A Balloon called Moaning" - a defiant release of optimism against their own heavy hearts. Over 16's only.

  • THE HIDDEN CAMERAS plus Flash Bang Band

    Audio Brighton, 7pm - 10pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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    THE HIDDEN CAMERAS plus Flash Bang Band

    Toronto's The Hidden Cameras, a group who once described their sound as "gay church folk music", are the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist Joel Gibb. "Folk" addresses not only the central motif of Gibb's strummed acoustic guitar, but the communal, open-door policy that has seen the band swell to as many as 15 on-stage members, excluding up to 15 male go-go dancers who strip down to underwear and encourage the audience to sing along to lyrics projected onto a backdrop. The group's elaborate live performances won the group a widespread and devoted following in Canada and all over the world. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* KATE NASH plus Brett Alaimo

    Komedia, 8pm, £12.50 adv

    Monday, March 8th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* KATE NASH plus Brett Alaimo

    A very exciting, crazily intimate show with limited tickets on sale from Rounder, Resident, www.loutpromotions.co.uk, www.komedia.co.uk/brighton & www.katenash.co.uk! After promoting her first Brighton show at Red Roaster café in March 2007, we can’t wait to welcome her back! Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE XX plus These New Puritans

    Komedia, 8pm, £11.50 adv

    Monday, March 1st, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE XX plus These New Puritans

    We are very excited to confirm another Brighton show with critically acclaimed The xx for 1st March 2010 at Komedia! Over 14's welcome. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 14th October from www.loutpromotions.co.uk, www.komedia.co.uk/brighton, Resident & Rounder. After the speed they sold out Audio we don't expect them to hang around for long!

  • *SOLD OUT!* YEASAYER plus Javelin

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, £10 adv

    Friday, February 26th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* YEASAYER plus Javelin

    The follow up to 2007's astonishing album 'All Hour Cymbals' has nearly arrived and we can't wait. You can download a new track from this New York quartet, 'Ambling Alp' at www.myspace.com/yeasayer. Please note this show has been upgraded from Audio to Digital to meet demand. Original tickets valid. Over 14's only. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND plus Cosmo Jarvis & Wild Palms

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, £11 adv

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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    THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND plus Cosmo Jarvis & Wild Palms

    The Sunshine Underground have announced details of the release of their second album in early 2010. The band will also be touring the UK in February and a 5-track EP is released in November 2009. Nobody's Coming To Save You will be released through City Rockers/EMI in February 2010 and follows their debut album, Raise The Alarm. The 10-track album was produced by the band and Barny (Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian). Tickets on sale Friday 2nd October. Over 14's welcome. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MARINA & THE DIAMONDS plus Clock Opera

    Audio, 7pm-10pm, £8.50 adv

    Monday, February 15th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* MARINA & THE DIAMONDS plus Clock Opera

    “Hailed as the new Kate Bush and certain to be one of 2010’s most ubiquitous tips, her debut album proves she’s got the depth of tunes and ideas to match the hype.” The Guardian. Tickets on sale Friday 18th December. In association with Kilimanjaro. Over 16's welcome.

  • IAN KING plus The Laylanas & Bella Spinks

    Prince Albert, 8pm, £8 adv

    Monday, February 15th, 2010

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    IAN KING plus The Laylanas & Bella Spinks

    It's been quite a while since I felt this excited and impressed by a singer. Ian King has star-quality and a commanding stage-presence. He is a grown-up singer, straightforward and strong, and his band, which includes the incomparable Skip McDonald, surprises and intrigues with accompaniments that are elegant, witty, daring and powerful. This is English folk music for the 21st century! 'Shirley Collins'. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* GALLOWS plus Blackhole & Sharks

    Hastings Crypt, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* GALLOWS plus Blackhole & Sharks

    Welcome to Grey Britain. Welcome to the real Britain: a land of poverty, petty violence, bad diets, bad attitudes. A land of dole queues, decay and dealers; ignorance and Jeremy Kyle DNA tests; of knives and gangs and ASBOs worn as badge of honour. Welcome to Gallows new state of the nation address. This show is open to those 14+ and is in association with MB Promotions. PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE, ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus The Half Sisters

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER plus The Half Sisters

    A very exclusive show with Brighton's favourite adopted sons, British Sea Power! New record coming soon and we can't wait for it. Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday 12th January with over 16's welcome only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FIGHTSTAR plus The Xcerts & Cars On Fire

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* FIGHTSTAR plus The Xcerts & Cars On Fire

    British rock quartet Fightstar have this year released their third album which was self released and called, 'Be Human'. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 4th December with those 14+ welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • CHAPEL CLUB plus Lyrebirds, Munich & The Hornblower Brothers

    Audio, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Monday, February 8th, 2010

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    CHAPEL CLUB plus Lyrebirds, Munich & The Hornblower Brothers

    Over 16's only. ID Required. Please note upgraded from The Hope to meet demand, original tickets valid. A name that may or may not appear on any number of lists at the outset of 2010, Chapel Club seem intent on ploughing their own furrow regardless of the hype - and are pleased to confirm the release of their second single, 'O Maybe I'.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FUJIYA & MIYAGI plus Lost Idol

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, £5 adv

    Friday, February 5th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* FUJIYA & MIYAGI plus Lost Idol

    An intimate, exclusive gig with our favourite Brighton quartet as the band showcase new material & visuals. All for a bargain price of £5 plus booking fee! Over 16's welcome.

  • JESCA HOOP plus Caroline Weeks & Emily Baker

    Latest Music Bar, 8pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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    JESCA HOOP plus Caroline Weeks & Emily Baker

    'Hunting My Dress sounds like the sprouting of a wondrous new talent' Guardian. 'Full of musical inventions that back Hoop's crystal-clear vocals perfectly' Independent. 'Devastatingly delicious' Time Out. 'Striking debut from Californian-born songstress.' Q. 'An assured innovative, impressive piece of work' Observer. Need we say anymore? Don't miss. All ages welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MIIKE SNOW plus guests

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, January 30th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* MIIKE SNOW plus guests

    Having released their critically-acclaimed debut album in October, Miike Snow return to the UK in January for a nationwide UK tour and will also release a brand new single 'Silvia' on Columbia Records on Monday 25th January. "A sublime collection of pinballing sounds" Time Out. Over 16's welcome with tickets on sale 9am Friday 20th November! In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • *SOLD OUT!* DELPHIC plus Mirrors

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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    *SOLD OUT!* DELPHIC plus Mirrors

    With two independent single releases under their belt, the Manchester trio are set to release their debut album 'Acolyte'. Splicing New Order's patent Mancunian brand of indie disco intellectualism with the unbound, arms aloft euphoria of Orbital or the Chemical Brothers. Muse gone minimal, or Kasabian on Kompakt, a debut album of ecstatic everyman anthems equally at home on a main stage or lost out in the middle of the floor. Over 16's only.

  • BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB plus Dutch Uncles & Puritans

    Hastings Crypt, 7.30pm, £9.50 adv

    Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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    BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB plus Dutch Uncles & Puritans

    A couple of years ago, Bombay Bicycle Club were at the forefront of the underage band scene, alongside their school peers Cajun Dance Party. Still just 19 years old � they have only finished their A-Levels last year and are one of the hottest young bands around. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale now!

  • STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS plus Tall Firs

    Komedia, 8pm, 14 adv

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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    STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS plus Tall Firs

    As the news of Pavement's reformation rings in our ears we are delighted to confirm a return to Brighton for frontman Stephen Malkmus! Tickets on sale now with those 14+ welcome!

  • *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus Park Bench Poet

    Komedia Studio Bar, 8pm, 6 adv

    Monday, December 7th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* BEN HOWARD plus Park Bench Poet

    A welcome return to Brighton for Ben Howard after an amazing performance in support of Fink back in September. Ben Howard is a live acoustic talent not to be missed. With recent supports for Xavier Rudd, Fink, Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen he's turning heads throughout Europe and across the pond. Growing up in Devon, Ben's blend of percussive folk and raw acoustics are a fitting acknowledgement of his roots: both scenic and musical. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FRANKMUSIK plus Killa Kela & Starsmith DJ Set

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* FRANKMUSIK plus Killa Kela & Starsmith DJ Set

    Frankmusik (real name Vincent Frank) is a producer, songwriter from Thornton Heath, South East London. He has lived there all his life and, one day, decided that it was high time that he made some pop music that was a little different. His debut album Complete Me is out now and we bring him back to Brighton after selling out Audio in July! Tickets on sale 9am Friday! Over 14's welcome.

  • GOLDHAWKS plus The Perils, Hold Fire & Ice Black Birds

    The Hope, 8pm, 6 adv

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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    GOLDHAWKS plus The Perils, Hold Fire & Ice Black Birds

    After supporting The Temper Trap in September we are very excited to be bringing back Goldhawks. They are a hot tip for 2010 so come and see them in these intimate surroundings. Support from local favourites The Perils, Hold Fire & Ice Black Birds. Over 18's only. ID Required.

  • NNEKA plus guests

    Coalition, 7pm - 10pm, 8 adv

    Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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    NNEKA plus guests

    With the BBC Radio 1 A-listed Heartbeat and Best African Act MOBO under her belt, Nneka embarks on a five date UK tour following the success of her recently released album the lush and visionary 'No Longer At Ease'. Over 14's welcome.

  • GARY NUMAN plus Dirty Harry The Pleasure Principle Tour

    Brighton Dome, 7.30pm, 19 adv

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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    GARY NUMAN plus Dirty Harry The Pleasure Principle Tour

    The Pleasure Principle was the point where Numan became a huge international solo star, reaching the Top 10 in the States with 'Cars' and Top 20 with the album. Given the conservative nature of the music scene in America at that time and the fact that the LP didn't even feature any guitars, let alone conventional song structures ('Cars' doesn't even have a chorus), this is one of those special moments in pop music when a new idea breaks through all the boundaries. Tickets on sale Friday 10th July!

  • WAVVES plus Teen Sheikhs

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 8 adv

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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    WAVVES plus Teen Sheikhs

    You may have already heard WAVVES. If you have not, all I can say this: WAVVES are exemplifying every pastiche of what anyone in their mid 20's has been through musically and somehow, some that they have not. WAVVES is the unlikely sound of today's American youth. Over 16's welcome.

  • LUKE HAINES plus Vinny Peculiar

    Hanbury Club, 8pm, 8 adv

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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    LUKE HAINES plus Vinny Peculiar

    21st Century Man/Achtung Mutha 2nd November 2009. Limited edition gatefold double CD. Track listing, details and Luke Haines Power Trio live dates TBA. Its been three long years, people three long years. Over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* 3OH!3 plus Sean Smith DJ Set & Bamboo Shoots

    Komedia, 8pm, 10 adv

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* 3OH!3 plus Sean Smith DJ Set & Bamboo Shoots

    This Colorado duo are like nothing else around creating catchy as hell pop/rap/rock/electronica which is taking over the planet. The bands new single featuring Katy Perry, Starstrukk is out soon. Tickets for this highly anticipated show go on sale Wednesday 2nd September! 14 + only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* REVEREND & THE MAKERS plus Yves Klein Blue

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 12 adv

    Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* REVEREND & THE MAKERS plus Yves Klein Blue

    We are delighted to confirm Sheffield indie troupe Reverend & The Makers to play at Concorde 2 on Monday 2nd November. This is in support of the bands second album, 'A French Kiss In The Chaos' which is out on 27th July.

  • DANANANANAYKROYD plus Dinosaur Pile Up & Calories

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 8 adv

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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    DANANANANAYKROYD plus Dinosaur Pile Up & Calories

    Scottish fight pop quintet Dananananaykroyd possess the best name in indie and we bring them to Brighton after storming sets at TGE. The band are signed to Best Before, are perfect for fans of Fugazi & Blood Brothers and have toured relentlessly in 2009 including runs with Foals & Kaiser Chiefs. Over 16's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE XX plus Esben and The Witch

    Audio *note venue upgrade*, 8pm, 7 adv

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE XX plus Esben and The Witch

    One of the most hotly tipped UK bands of the year, the magnificent, The xx. They are about to tour with Florence & The Machine and we bring them back after a storming set at The Great Escape. Tickets on sale now priced at 7 plus booking fee with those 16+ with ID welcome. Please note venue upgrade to meet demand, original tickets valid.

  • *SOLD OUT!* CAMERA OBSCURA plus Magic Arm

    Komedia, 8pm, 12 adv

    Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* CAMERA OBSCURA plus Magic Arm

    Scottish pop legends Camera Obscura have been making music for over a decade and make a welcome visit to Brighton on Friday 23rd October at Komedia. The band are touring in support of their latest full length via 4AD, 'My Maudlin Career' which has received rave reviews across the board. Over 14's welcome.

  • TWISTED WHEEL plus Kensingtons

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Friday, October 16th, 2009

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    TWISTED WHEEL plus Kensingtons

    Twisted Wheel have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest working young touring bands around and also as the support band of choice (previously having gigged with Oasis, Paul Weller, Kasabian, The Enemy, Ian Brown, The View, Pigeon Detectives, The Courteeners, Reverend & The Makers, The Rascals, The Coral & The Happy Mondays). Over 16's only.

  • NME RADAR TOUR feat Golden Silvers and much more!!

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 9.50 adv

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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    NME RADAR TOUR feat Golden Silvers and much more!!

    Showcasing the best alternative talent from around the globe with sets from Golden Silvers, Marina & The Diamonds, Local Natives and Yes Giantess. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT! EASTPAK TOUR feat Alexisonfire, Anti Flag & more!

    Concorde 2, 7pm - 11pm, 15 adv

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT! EASTPAK TOUR feat Alexisonfire, Anti Flag & more!

    The EASTPAK Antidote Tour is on! Its a fast growing fall tradition; the EASTPAK Antidote Tour is gearing up to rock Europe built-to-resist style in October and November of this year. This killer show features sets from Alexisonfire, Anti Flag, Four Year Strong & The Ghost Of A Thousand. Tickets on sale 9am Saturday 12th September. Over 14's welcome. Make sure you get in quick!

  • GENERAL FIASCO plus The Onlookers & Hold Fire

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 6 adv

    Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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    GENERAL FIASCO plus The Onlookers & Hold Fire

    Irish new kids on the block General Fiasco will bring their infectious indie-pop back to Brighton after a packed out Great Escape show on Saturday 10th October at Audio. They are releasing their full debut single, 'We Are The Foolish' in September. Tickets are priced at just 6 adv, over 16's are welcome.

  • THE BIG PINK plus Lyrebirds & The Pursuit

    Digital, 7.30pm, 8 adv

    Friday, October 9th, 2009

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    THE BIG PINK plus Lyrebirds & The Pursuit

    The Big Pink have confirmed details of their next single, the follow-up to Velvet. Entitled Stop The World, it comes backed with exclusive track Crushed Water and is set to be released on 29th June on 7 vinyl / digital download through 4AD. We bring them to Brighton for their first headline show here on Friday 9th October at Digital. Over 14's are welcome to the gig and the ticket includes free entry to the Stone Love indie clubnight that follows the show!

  • SPEECH DEBELLE plus Grasscut

    Coalition, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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    SPEECH DEBELLE plus Grasscut

    Despite being just 25 years old, its been a fairly lengthy journey towards the top for Speech Debelle, whose stunning album Speech Therapy has taken the critics by storm and seen her win the Mercury Music Prize! Over 18's only. In association with Coalition.

  • FIERY FURNACES plus Pete Um & Esben and The Witch

    Audio *note venue upgrade*, 7pm - 10pm, 8.50 adv

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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    FIERY FURNACES plus Pete Um & Esben and The Witch

    'Im Going Away' is the Fiery Furnaces eighth album. It was recorded by and mixed with Jason Loewenstein at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 in New York City. Over 18's only, ID Required. Please note venue upgrade due to demand! Original tickets valid.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MUMFORD & SONS plus Shoreline & Pete Roe

    Komedia, 8pm, 7 adv

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* MUMFORD & SONS plus Shoreline & Pete Roe

    Mumford & Sons have emerged from the London folk scene that produced Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale. They play hearty country-tinged acoustic anthems featuring banjo, double bass and four-part harmonies. Frontman Marcus Mumford is Marling's drummer and the quartet have supported the Mercury nominee widely on tour, winning wide praise for their live shows. Over 14's only.

  • HOCKEY plus Deastro & Little Comets

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, 8.50 adv

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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    HOCKEY plus Deastro & Little Comets

    These scruffy bike-riding vegans could easily be enjoyed by fans of Dylan, Springsteen and the Hold Steady as much as they could by devotees of LCD Soundsystem. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Lyrebirds

    Komedia, 8pm, 14 adv

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Lyrebirds

    A very special intimate warm up show with adopted Brighton heroes, The Maccabees. They need no introduction and no prior warning that tickets which go on sale at 10am on Monday 14th September will sell out very quickly! They will be available from www.loutpromotions.co.uk, www.komedia.co.uk/brighton, Rounder Records & Resident Records. Over 14's welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE TEMPER TRAP plus Goldhawks

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE TEMPER TRAP plus Goldhawks

    A double bill from two very hotly tipped indie/dance acts! Headlined by Australias big hopes, The Temper Trap who are readying their debut album through Infectious Records and are playing all the big festivals this summer. Over 16's welcome. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* FINK plus Ben Howard

    Komedia, 8pm, 10 adv

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* FINK plus Ben Howard

    Mean moody and magnificent. One of the most original singer-songwriters around. Clash. "...say hello to your new soundtrack." NME. Captivating." Q. Surprises when you least expect it. Sort of Revolution refuses to succumb to the obvious. Mojo. Smoulders with a slow, intense heat. Metro. Over 14's welcome. Unreserved seating.

  • MANDO DIAO plus Sharks & The Shoestrung

    Digital, 7.30pm, 8 adv

    Friday, September 18th, 2009

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    MANDO DIAO plus Sharks & The Shoestrung

    Explosive. Forceful. Harmonic. Brittle. Roaring. Sharp. Grand. Spritual. Yes, apart from all the accounts of the good looking and well dressed band members of which the band members in Mando Diao couldnt really care less - theres the only thing that really matters and what it all comes down to: the gospel, importance and impact of music. Over 14's welcome, 14's - 17's accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* PASSION PIT plus The Antlers

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 9 adv

    Monday, September 7th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* PASSION PIT plus The Antlers

    Passion Pit formed just two years ago, and have quickly become one of the most exciting artists around at the moment. Their debut album, Manners, was released earlier this year and has already become 2009s hottest electronic record, with singles such as The Reeling to back it up. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. In association with Mean Fiddler.

  • CHERBOURG plus Kurran & The Wolfnotes and Curly Hair

    Prince Albert, 8pm, 6 adv

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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    CHERBOURG plus Kurran & The Wolfnotes and Curly Hair

    Cherbourg emerged in 2008 from the London folk scene with an original sound, generated through a common respect and desire to embrace as many of each others varying musical influences as possible. It is rare to find a band of such accomplished and diversely talented musicians. Four part vocal harmonies, epic beats and soaring melodies are the staples of the sound the band delivers. Over 18's only.

  • FAKE PROBLEMS & THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS plus guests

    Freebutt, 8pm, 7 adv

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009

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    FAKE PROBLEMS & THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS plus guests

    Fake Problems continue to grow their carnival of Southern-fried indie-rock. Or is it gypsy-styled alt-country? Chamber music with disco parts? Whatever the classification, It's Great To Be Alive is a textured, wistful amalgam of influences that reveals a seasoned band carving out a unique identity. Over 16's welcome.

  • THE WEDDING PRESENT plus guests At The Edge Of The Sea

    Concorde 2, 3pm - 10pm, 15 adv

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

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    THE WEDDING PRESENT plus guests At The Edge Of The Sea

    A one day musical extravaganza curated by The Wedding Present plus The Pipettes, Lucky Soul, Frank Sidebottom, Terry De Castro, Astrid Williamson and many more. Over 14's welcome. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult. Doors 3pm - 10pm, please note early start!!

  • ALPHABEAT plus Raygun

    Coalition, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Friday, August 21st, 2009

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    ALPHABEAT plus Raygun

    A welcome return for Louts favourite Danish pop stars, Alphabeat! After packing out Audio & Concorde 2 in 2008 we are very excited to bring them back for an intimate show at Coalition as they warm up for V Festival. Over 14's welcome, 14's - 16's must be accompanied by an adult. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MGMT plus The Second Floor

    Digital, 7pm, 15 adv

    Friday, August 21st, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* MGMT plus The Second Floor

    We are ecstatic to be bringing our favourite NYC indie champions back to Brighton in the form of this super exclusive, secret show at Digital this Friday! We welcome them back after promoting MGMTs first Brighton shows back in early 08 for a V Festival warm up especially requested by the band themselves. Tickets on sale @ 5pm with over 18's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* GOOD SHOES plus Lyrebirds

    Freebutt, 8pm, 7 adv

    Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* GOOD SHOES plus Lyrebirds

    The band are singer Rhys, his brother Tom the drummer and Steve and Joel - guitar and bass respectively - and the foursome have been stretching air con units all year with the help of their steamy live sets and deranged, fanatical fan base. Revelling in the work of their contemporaries instead of the punk legends of yore has given the band a distinctive magic and freshness that has clearly struck a chord with a legion of followers and Myspace addicts. Please note venue change, original tickets valid. Over 16's welcome.

  • FRANKMUSIK plus Friends Electric & Charli XCX

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Friday, July 17th, 2009

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    FRANKMUSIK plus Friends Electric & Charli XCX

    Frankmusik (real name Vincent Frank) is a producer, songwriter from Thornton Heath, South East London. He has lived there all his life and, one day, decided that it was high time that he made some pop music that was a little different. His debut album Complete Me will be released 22 June 2009. Over 16's welcome.

  • ELLIOT MINOR plus Mission District

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 11 adv

    Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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    ELLIOT MINOR plus Mission District

    Elliot Minor reaped the rewards that their fiercely devoted hard work, infectious songwriting and natural musicianship deserved when they infiltrated the mainstream with five Top 20 singles and their eponymously titled Top 10 album. Now working on material for their eagerly anticipated second album, 2009 will be the year that they become a household name. In association with our good friends, Kilimanjaro.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SILVERSUN PICKUPS plus Animal Kingdom & An Horse

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, 9 adv

    Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* SILVERSUN PICKUPS plus Animal Kingdom & An Horse

    *Please note venue change due to huge demand!* With their widely acclaimed new album Swoon already a huge success following a #7 debut on the Billboard album chart, Silversun Pickups upward momentum continues with the confirmation with their biggest UK tour to date. With the help of producer and mixer team of Dave Cooley and Tony Hoffer, Silversun Pickups created Swoon. The songs are taut, embellished in places with string arrangements that compliment the bands trademark distortion. Auberts lyrics narrate personal traumas as the album weaves a tapestry of beauty and aggression. Silversun Pickups will release the single Panic Switch on June 29th to coincide with the tour. Over 18's only.

  • ATHLETE plus Iain Archer & Tape The Radio

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 15 adv

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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    ATHLETE plus Iain Archer & Tape The Radio

    We are delighted to announce the return of the mighty Athlete. The band have been away making a new record (their 4th), are in the process of signing a new record deal and generally sprucing up for another venture out into the big wide world. An announcement of the new label and forth coming releases will follow shortly. In the meantime the band head out on a UK Summer tour to bring them back face to face with the public who have helped them sell over 1 million albums, be Mercury music prize nominated and scoop an Ivor Novello award for best song (Wires). Over 14's welcome.

  • THE JOY FORMIDABLE plus Lyrebirds & Welfare Mothers

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 6 adv

    Thursday, June 11th, 2009

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    THE JOY FORMIDABLE plus Lyrebirds & Welfare Mothers

    Their material has it's roots in the vast, lonely countryside of the Clwydian borders but London has roused offshoots from the TJF bough. They have become a uniquely home-grown affair with the band driving every creative aspect, visually and musically. The bands bedroom a chrysalis, that mutates daily from sleeping quarters, to studio to workshop. It was here they recorded first singles Austere and Cradle and their 8 track CD A Balloon called Moaning" - a defiant release of optimism against their own heavy hearts.

  • ONE ESKIMO plus guests *CANCELLED*

    Komedia Studio Bar, 8pm, 6 adv

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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    ONE ESKIMO plus guests *CANCELLED*

    *Due to international commitments unfortunately this show has had to be cancelled. Refunds are available from point of purchase* One eskimO are the bright light on the musical horizon. Their unconventional live set up, consisting of a flugel toting bass player and cajon hitting percussionist create a beautiful atmosphere of idyllic melodies only to be complimented further by front man Kristians effortless vocals. This timeless style of music crosses the boundaries of many peoples taste and is sure to be the secret to their success.

  • THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND: Free album launch party!

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, Free!

    Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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    THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND: Free album launch party!

    To celebrate the release of the bands 2nd album, 'New Hopes, New Demonstrations', we are delighted to bring you an album launch party for The Ghost Of A Thousand. Proudly sponsored by Jaigermeister & Rockstar, the gig will see the band play live supported some awesome acts and dj's. Oh and to top this off it's absolutely free! This is is going to be amazing.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 3

    Various Brighton Venues, Various times, 45 adv

    Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 3

    The final day but so much more on offer from Kasabian, Hockey, The Soft Pack, Little Boots, Kid British, Gang Of Four, VV Brown, Patrick Wolf, School Of Seven Bells, White Denim, Heartbreak, Mr Hudson, Juliette Lewis, Enter Shikari, Telepathe, British Sea Power, Idlewild, Sky Larkin, Ipso Facto & Esser. Full details on all gigs, clubnights, after-parties & everything in between at www.escapegreat.com!

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 2

    Various Brighton Venues, Various times, 45 adv

    Friday, May 15th, 2009

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 2

    Our must see bands for Friday include Dan Black, Metronomy, Mumford & Sons, The Teenagers, Ben Kwellers, Holy Fuck, The Joy Formidable, Broken Records, Noah & The Whale, Vivian Girls, Casiokids, The Mae Shi, Micachu & The Shapes, British Sea Power, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn, Chairlift, The Charlatans, Lightspeed Champion, The Soft Pack & Mongrel. Times and venues listed at www.escapegreat.com!

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 1

    Various Brighton Venues, Various times, 45 adv

    Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: DAY 1

    Over 300 new local and international artists are showcased in 25 venues over 3 days in Brighton. The dates for your diary are Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th May 2009. In addition to this your wristband gets you access to outdoor gigs, afternoon shows, club nights, after parties and much more. Our recommended for Thursday include Black Lips, The Maccabees, Hockey, Chew Lips, The Big Pink, Amazing Baby and Brakes! Check out www.escapegreat.com for full info!

  • *SOLD OUT! THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND plus Boy Crisis

    Coalition, 7pm, 10 adv

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT! THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND plus Boy Crisis

    A welcome return from Leeds finest indie dance quartet, The Sunshine Underground. They return after the massive success of their debut album, 'Raise The Alarm' including massive dancefloor hits such as 'Borders', 'Put You In Your Place' and 'Commercial Breakdown'. This show is open to those 14+ and buy your tickets quickly!

  • Eastbourne Festival: The Maccabees, Friendly Fires & more!!

    Winter Garden, 6pm, 16 adv

    Friday, April 24th, 2009

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    Eastbourne Festival: The Maccabees, Friendly Fires & more!!

    *COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!* We are delighted to bring you Eastbourne Festival featuring The Maccabees, Friendly Fires, Zane Lowe (Radio 1 ) DJ Set, The Joy Formidable & Data Select Party. The event takes place at Winter Garden on Friday 24th April and the event is open to those 14+, 14's to 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Check out www.eastbournefestivallive.com for further info! In association with our good friends, MB Promotions.

  • CANCER BATS plus Blackstorm & Sharks

    Engine Room, 8pm, 8 adv

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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    CANCER BATS plus Blackstorm & Sharks

    The Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion. Over 16's only.

  • BRITISH SEA POWER performing Man Of Aran soundtrack live!

    Duke Of Yorks, 11pm, 15 adv

    Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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    BRITISH SEA POWER performing Man Of Aran soundtrack live!

    British Sea Power have written and recorded a new soundtrack for the 1934 quasi-documentary Man Of Aran. The film is being re-released on DVD with the new BSP soundtrack - a release which will be preceded by the band performing the soundtrack live to the film at Duke Of Yorks Picture House on 18 April. The BSP Man Of Aran package includes two discs - the re-scored Man Of Aran on DVD, plus the soundtrack by itself on CD. Over 18's only.

  • THE VIRGINS plus Chew Lips

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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    THE VIRGINS plus Chew Lips

    The band on everyone's lips at the moment are from New York city and go by the name of The Virgins. These new wave/indie kings will visit Digital, Brighton on Tuesday 14th April. New single Teen Lovers is released on February 23 through Atlantic Records. The track is taken from their hotly anticipated self-titled debut album, which will be out in April. The band have been named as one of NMEs 10 Tips For 2009 as well as a Band To Watch in 2009 by MTV. Over 14's are welcome.

  • THE SOUNDS plus guests

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, 9 adv

    Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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    THE SOUNDS plus guests

    Swedish quintet THE SOUNDS are excited to introduce and perform new material from their upcoming studio album with a series of 30+ headlining dates in major cities worldwide, including London, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Montreal, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. In addition, beginning March 10thth in Paris, France, the band will embark on a three-week European tour with Fall Out Boy, and then head to North America for a three-month trek with No Doubt. Over 14's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Lyrebirds & The Third Man

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Lyrebirds & The Third Man

    A welcome return to our favourite adopted Brighton band, The Maccabees! They tour the UK extensively in March & April as they gear up for the release of their second album. This is a follow up to their critically acclaimed, stunning debut, 'Colour It In'. Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday 5th February and they won't be around for long! Over 14's only.

  • GARY GO & VV BROWN plus Elviin

    Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm, 7 adv

    Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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    GARY GO & VV BROWN plus Elviin

    Currently touring with The Script, confirmed to tour with Take That over the summer and with radio smash single, Wonderful out soon it looks like Gary Go will be one of the breakthrough acts of 2009. In supports comes the equally hotly tipped, VV Brown and Elviin. All ages welcome.

  • THE YOUNG KNIVES plus Barringtone & End Of Level Baddie

    Coalition, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

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    THE YOUNG KNIVES plus Barringtone & End Of Level Baddie

    Henry and The House of Lords are Brothers. Oliver met Henry in Technology and Control GCSE lessons at Ashby School. All three boys liked to "show off". They started to play in a band in the attic of Oliver's house. The band was named "Simple Pastoral Existence", this was not a good name. Ticket price includes free entry to Club NME that follows the gig. Over 14's only.

  • JUST JACK plus Wave Machines

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 8.50 adv

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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    JUST JACK plus Wave Machines

    Just Jack returns to Brighton for an exclusive show in the intimate surroundings of Audio. The show will see Jack and his band showcase new songs from his forthcoming album which follows the success one of the biggest hits of 2007, 'Starz In Their Eyes'. His new single 'Embers' is currently getting the same radio treatment so it looks like he's back to stay! In association with good friends Kilimanjaro. Over 18's only.

  • SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM plus Sneaky DJs

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 10 adv

    Friday, March 6th, 2009

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    SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM plus Sneaky DJs

    After packing out Digital and supporting Sam Sparro in 2008, we are delighted to welcome them back to Brighton! Arguably the biggest band in Australia right now is Sneaky Sound System. Their single I Love It had the longest chart run in Oz history, their debut album has gone twice platinum and at one point they had four singles in the Top 40. They played the Antipodean Live Earth concert, supported Robbie Williams, and cleaned up at the Arias, the down-under version of the Brits. Please note venue change, original tickets valid. Over 16's only.

  • THE BRONX plus F**ked Up & Rolo Tomassi

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 12 adv

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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    THE BRONX plus F**ked Up & Rolo Tomassi

    L.A.s finest, The Bronx, return to these shores in late February to headline the Shred Yr Face 2 package tour alongside Fucked Up & Rolo Tomassi. The Bronx released their third self-titled album, digitally, in November through Wichita. The album will get a physical release on January 26th 2009. Recorded with Dave Schiffman (Mars Volta, System of A Down, Rage Against the Machine) in the groups studio The Big Game Lodge in Van Nuys CA. the record is simple, sloppy, out of tune and out of time. But that's exactly what it should be and packs a punch with a running time of 33min and 45 seconds. The bands longest playing LP up till this point in time. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • SKINT & DEMORALISED plus Pope Joan & The Pursuit

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 6 adv

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

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    SKINT & DEMORALISED plus Pope Joan & The Pursuit

    Skint & Demoralised release their brilliant single This Song Is Definitely Not About You on Mercury Records on 16th February. This Song Is Definitely Not About You is the first full release from debut album, Love And Other Catastrophes, out in May 2009. The album is a rush of heavyweight guitar hooks, drive time friendly harmonies, killer choruses and a raft of memorable vocal lines that recall lost loves and criticise bitter enemies. This Song Is Definitely Not About You is about a former friend who really let me down tells Abbott. Over 16's only.

  • WILD BEASTS plus Napoleon IIIrd & Le Band Extraordinaire

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 7.50 adv

    Friday, February 20th, 2009

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    WILD BEASTS plus Napoleon IIIrd & Le Band Extraordinaire

    The four boys of Wild Beasts aren't concerned with being of the modern, or being of the renaissance, being baggy pantsed or being tight pantsed, being in a scene or being in a place. Wild Beasts' music, being what it is, just is. Over 16's only.

  • SECRET MACHINES plus Filthy Dukes

    Digital, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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    SECRET MACHINES plus Filthy Dukes

    Prog is a four letter word. Its also the genre that started off with a bold adventurism but became mired in bass solos and music so long-windedly dull that, in 1976, the punk explosion was a matter of life and death. Prog is what the Secret Machines get labelled. With big tunes and the sense that bountiful narcotics could enhance their gigs, the lineage is clear. However, while the Texan trio are progressive, they share nothing with the prog monkeys for whom music is little more than audio masturbation. Over 18's only, ID Required.

  • THE DAYS plus Hold Fire & End Of Level Baddie

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 6 adv

    Friday, February 13th, 2009

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    THE DAYS plus Hold Fire & End Of Level Baddie

    The 4 piece are made up Luke Simpkins (vocals/piano), Dan Simpkins (bass), Harry Meads (drums) and Tim Ayers (guitar). Hailing from Sunny Devon and spotted initially by Fierce Panda (the small heat seeking label that discovered Coldplay and Keane) the band create perfecty crafted pop with catchy, guitar and piano driven melodies. Fresh off the back of a sold out arena tour with Scouting For Girls the band release their debut single, No Ties in early 09. Over 16's only.

  • MONGREL plus Mpho & Hereldeduke

    Coalition, 7.30pm, 8 adv

    Friday, February 13th, 2009

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    MONGREL plus Mpho & Hereldeduke

    Mongrel, the band that features current and ex members of Babyshambles, Reverend and The Makers and The Arctic Monkeys play their first tour to promote the new album Better Than Heavy on Wall of Sound recordings. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM plus Frank Turner

    Concorde 2, 7pm - 10pm, 10 adv

    Friday, February 6th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM plus Frank Turner

    Sounding like a wonderfully gritty fusion of homestate hero Bruce Springsteen and the native sound of their hometown, New Brunswick (Bouncing Souls, Thursday), they add a pinch of Pogues-style rhythm-and-booze to a set of songs that together make a strong case for the quartet's second record being the best punk rock album made this year. Over 14's only, under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • SKY LARKIN plus Pulled Apart By Horses & Flashguns

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 6 adv

    Friday, January 30th, 2009

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    SKY LARKIN plus Pulled Apart By Horses & Flashguns

    Huw Stephens Introducing Tour featuring Sky Larkin, Pulled Apart By Horses & guests. Sky Larkin are signed to the super cool Wichita Recordings (Bloc Party, The Cribs) and release their debut album in early 2009. They are one of the hottest bands in the world at the moment and we are delighted to be bringing them to Brighton on Friday 30th January! Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT* INNERPARTYSYSTEM plus Middle Class Rut

    Audio, 7pm - 10pm, 8 adv

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT* INNERPARTYSYSTEM plus Middle Class Rut

    Due to continued demand, Innerpartysystem are bringing their unique amalgamation of Rock and Dance elements to the UK on a sophomore headline tour which will see the Pennsylvanian quartet possessing audiences up and down the country through sheer unadulterated musical excess. This is a band that mixes beats and melody like no other and their captivating light show only adds to the bands intrigue in the live arena and the forthcoming dates will bring things to a new level with their biggest tour to date. Over 16's only.

  • *SOLD OUT!* OF MONTREAL plus Casiokids

    Digital, 7pm - 10pm, 12.50 adv

    Saturday, January 24th, 2009

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    *SOLD OUT!* OF MONTREAL plus Casiokids

    The brainchild of singer/guitarist Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal were among the second wave of bands to emerge from the sprawling Elephant 6 collective. A native of Athens, GA, Barnes was inspired to form the euphoric indie pop group in the wake of a broken romance with a woman from Montreal. He signed with Bar/None Records while living in Florida, subsequently moved to Cleveland and Minneapolis in search of compatible bandmates, and finally returned home to collaborate with bassist Bryan Helium (also a member of Athens' Elf Power) and drummer Derek Almstead. Over 18's only, ID Required.

  • THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND plus Rolo Tomassi & Casino Brawl

    Freebutt, 8pm, 7 adv

    Friday, December 19th, 2008

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    THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND plus Rolo Tomassi & Casino Brawl

    Brighton's favourite hardcore quintet, The Ghost Of A Thousand headline a special Christmas show after a great year of touring alongside the likes of Alexisonfire, Gallows, Cancer Bats, Blood Red Shoes and many more. Support from super super special guests, Rolo Tomassi!

  • *SOLD OUT!* JOHNNY TRUANT plus Blackhole

    Engine Room, 8pm, 6 adv

    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* JOHNNY TRUANT plus Blackhole

    Please note change of date, original tickets valid. THE WAIT IS OVER.. NO TEARS FOR THE CREATURES IS FINALLY FINISHED. The album will be released in the Spring, and we will be hitting the road as much as humanly possible, destroying all your towns, cities and villages, and draining them of booze.. THE BANDS LAST EVER SHOW!!

  • *SOLD OUT!* FUJIYA & MIYAGI plus Hereldeduke & Grasscut

    Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm, 9 adv

    Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* FUJIYA & MIYAGI plus Hereldeduke & Grasscut

    Fujiya & Miyagi dont really sound like anything. Instead, they sound like everything condensed into perfectly arranged three minute chunks of infectious pop music, a strange hybrid of James Brown on Valium and Wire gone pop. Or maybe Serge Gainsbourg with a PhD in electronics backed by David Byrnes Eno-produced scratchy guitar mixed by MF Doom. Its Darwinism gone mad.

  • Brighton Calling feat. Doll & The Kicks and many more!

    The Providence, 8pm, 2 on the door

    Friday, November 28th, 2008

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    Brighton Calling feat. Doll & The Kicks and many more!

    Brighton Calling is our monthly showcase of our cities finest musical talents! It's second edition takes place on Friday 28th November and features 4 of Brighton's best upcoming bands; Doll & The Kicks, End Of Level Baddie, Stars & Sons and Butterfly Bangs. This is in association with one of Brighton's best music websites, www.brightoncalling.com. Over 18s welcome. ID Required.

  • THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT plus Welfare Mothers & Lostaura

    The Hope, 8pm, 6 adv

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

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    THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT plus Welfare Mothers & Lostaura

    "Occasionally you get lucky and stumble across a band at the very moment they ignite the engines and blast off into the heavens. The Airborne Toxic Event just gets louder and richer until the music practically bursts at the seams and spills its steaming guts across the stage." NME

  • IDA MARIA plus VV Brown & Birdpen

    Komedia, 8pm, 8 adv

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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    IDA MARIA plus VV Brown & Birdpen

    Norweigan indie rocker Ida Maria comes to Brighton on Tuesday 18th November having just smashed into the top 20 with her single, 'I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked'. Her debut album 'Fortress Round My Heart' is out now!

  • SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM plus guests

    Digital, 7.30pm, 10 adv

    Saturday, November 15th, 2008

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    SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM plus guests

    Arguably the biggest band in Australia right now is Sneaky Sound System. Their single I Love It had the longest chart run in Oz history, their debut album has gone twice platinum and at one point they had four singles in the Top 40. They played the Antipodean Live Earth concert, supported Robbie Williams, and cleaned up at the Arias, the down-under version of the Brits. Yet Sneaky are not a hard-touring rock band or a manufactured pop act. Theyre certainly pop and proud of it, but their background lies in their countrys exploding dance scene.

  • F**KED UP plus Let's Wrestle

    Freebutt, 8pm, 7.50 adv

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

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    F**KED UP plus Let's Wrestle

    In the age of the tell-all confessional pop star blog or indie bands who hire image consultants before they even sign a record deal, Toronto hardcore punk troupe Fucked Up possess that rare and precious thing: mystique. It might be hard to believe when their shirtless singers smashing bottles against his forehead and spitting water into the faces of the crowd, but for a long time the only way that you could find out much about The Myth was by going to see them live.

  • BETH ROWLEY plus Joey Ryan & Vashti

    Old Market, 8pm, 13.50adv

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

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    BETH ROWLEY plus Joey Ryan & Vashti

    Fusing a vintage sound & sensibility with a joyous, contemporary edge, Beth Rowley is essential listening for 2008. Born to British parents in Peru and raised in Bristol, the 26-year old singer/songwriter defies expectation with her towering vocals and sophisticated, gospel-tinged sound. Armed with an arsenal of timeless tracks, her debut album charted in the top ten upon its May release and has since knocked up 60,000 sales!

  • *SOLD OUT!* ALPHABEAT plus Das Pop

    Concorde 2, 8pm, 11

    Monday, November 3rd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* ALPHABEAT plus Das Pop

    Imagine the love child of the B52s and Wham produced by Nile Rodgers and voila you have Alphabeat! Popjustice called them 'the best band in the world ever' NME named Alphabeat 'The best Scandinavian band since ABBA...' Already firm favourites on the European festival circuit, their debut album 'Alphabeat' has gone platinum in their native Denmark. They will be bringing their winning combo of infectious feel good pop and memorably energetic live performances over to the UK!

  • Brighton Calling feat. Gloria Cyles, My Federation and more!

    The Providence, 8pm, 2 on the door

    Friday, October 31st, 2008

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    Brighton Calling feat. Gloria Cyles, My Federation and more!

    Brighton Calling is our new monthly showcase of our cities finest musical talents! It's launch night on Friday 31st October features 4 of Brighton's best upcoming bands; Gloria Cycles, My Federation, Hereldeduke & Lyrebirds. This is in association with one of Brighton's best music websites, www.brightoncalling.com. Over 18s welcome. ID Required.

  • CANCER BATS plus Blackhole & D-Rail

    Concorde 2, 8pm, 8

    Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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    CANCER BATS plus Blackhole & D-Rail

    The Cancer Bats have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion. The band come to Brighton as they take a break from touring with Funeral For A Friend.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MUMFORD & SONS plus Cherbourg

    Komedia Studio Bar, 8pm, 6

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* MUMFORD & SONS plus Cherbourg

    Mumford & Sons are a Folk / Bluegrass group formed in London in September of 2007. Having received critical acclaim from NME & the Guardian on their Band of the Day online forum and resounding praise from nearly everyone who has witnessed them supporting the infinitely talented Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons continue to turn heads in Londons growing folk scene.

  • NATTY plus Karima Francis & Aruba Red

    Concorde 2, 7pm Early show!, 8

    Thursday, October 16th, 2008

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    NATTY plus Karima Francis & Aruba Red

    In his own words.. OK. I started out my musical journey as a tiny yout playin my elders records, continued it when I left school (after going through a few phases), blagged my way into studios sayin I was an engineer when all I wanted was to use the studio 4 free. Did that... made beats, wrote tunes an learned a few lessons in life and music on the way. Quit the studio life in search of a dream... so I started doing open mics... got mad love, got taken seriously, got signed, got a band 2gether... toured loads, recorded my album... so here i am, living a dream.

  • CAJUN DANCE PARTY plus Swanton Bombs

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 9

    Monday, October 13th, 2008

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    CAJUN DANCE PARTY plus Swanton Bombs

    One of the UK's best new bands Cajun Dance Party return to Brighton on Monday 13th October in support of recent album release 'The Colourful Life'.

  • HOLY F**K plus Restlesslist

    Audio, 7pm Early show!, 8

    Saturday, October 11th, 2008

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    HOLY F**K plus Restlesslist

    Hailed as one of the top 3 performances at Glastonbury Festival '07 : "Electo-pop perverts Holy Fuck make a noise as abrasive as it is awesome ... these dark disco droogs thread every sound under the sun through their electric playground of wires. They come on like the nastiest electronic band since Suicide, or like the The Fall reworking their brains with screwdrivers, or Add N to (X) playing speed metal. They're the kind of band that could hoof a hangover to kingdome come, or wring the neck of a banal main stage performance".

  • FRIENDLY FIRES plus Jape

    Audio, 7pm, 7

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

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    FRIENDLY FIRES plus Jape

    Friendly Fires are one of 2008's most talked about bands having released dance floor anthem 'Paris' earlier this year on the ultra cool Moshi Moshi Records. The band stormed TGE 2008 and have also just come off the NME tour with Crystal Castles. They come to Brighton as they tour their eagerly awaited debut album on the hit parade that is XL Recordings.

  • HOT CLUB DE PARIS plus Heels Catch Fire & Lyrebirds

    Audio, 7pm, 7.50 adv

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

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    HOT CLUB DE PARIS plus Heels Catch Fire & Lyrebirds

    One of Lout's favourite bands Hot Club De Paris are back in Brighton after packing out their two shows at The Great Escape! Touring in support of their latest cracking full length, 'Live At Dead Lake'. Don't forget its an early show, so don't be late! Over 16's welcome. ID required.

  • *SOLD OUT!* SAM SPARRO plus Sneaky Sound System

    Corn Exchange, 7:30pm, 12

    Friday, October 3rd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* SAM SPARRO plus Sneaky Sound System

    Sam Sparro is that classic template for an interesting pop star: the misfit who found his way into the mainstream. Too Australian for America, too American for Australia, and too openly gay for both, his peripatetic upbringing was, by all accounts, a solitary one. Suddenly, the United Kingdom has taken him to its heart, and his very-nearly-chart-topping single "Black and Gold" has correctly been hailed as this year's "Hey Ya!" or "Crazy", ie, a unifying soul-pop singalong that the whole world loves. New Single '21st Century Life' out 28th July - Debut Album 'Sam Sparro' Out Now! Sponsored by Wonky Pop!

  • BRITISH SEA POWER plus Brighton Brass Band & Film School

    Corn Exchange, 7:30pm, 14 adv

    Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

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    BRITISH SEA POWER plus Brighton Brass Band & Film School

    British Sea Power are back with their biggest ever headline Brighton show at Corn Exchange on Thursday 2nd October. Following the critical acclaim received for the bands latest lp 'Do You Like Rock Music?, we are expecting tickets to sell very fast so don't hang about!

  • KILL HANNAH plus Exit Ten, My Passion & Serpico

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 9

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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    Until There's Nothing Left of Us" is a pleasing pity party with lustful urgency and an abundance of codependent resentment. Would you expect less from a lead singer who named his band after murderous intentions for his ex-girlfriend? Despite the inconsolable attitude of Kill Hannah's intimate lyrics, the slightly nasal vocals are a far cry from emo whining. The raspy whispers and moaning sighs of the first single, "Lips Like Morphine," induce a similar drug-like trance.

  • An evening with BRETT ANDERSON

    St Georges Church, 8pm, 15

    Monday, September 29th, 2008

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    Brett Anderson is the former frontman of 90's phenomenom, Suede. Brett has just released his new studio album, Wilderness and comes to Brighton for a very special and rare appearance! Please note their is no support act for this show with Brett playing two sets, set one starts at 8.30pm sharp!

  • *SOLD OUT!* BORN RUFFIANS plus Josh Weller

    The Hope, 8pm, 6

    Saturday, September 13th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* BORN RUFFIANS plus Josh Weller

    Enter us! Torontos Born Ruffians Luke Lalonde, Mitch DeRosier and Steve Hamelin. We are the next link in the evolutionary chain of contemporary pop music, mixing drums, bass, and electric guitar, an almost unheard of combination, with bits of harmonium, piano and plenty of hootin and hollerin to create a sound we call the best we could come up with!

  • SUN KIL MOON/MARK KOZELEK plus Lianne Hall

    Audio, 8pm, 12 adv

    Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

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    SUN KIL MOON/MARK KOZELEK plus Lianne Hall

    In early 2002, Mark Kozelek assembled Sun Kil Moon with former Red House Painter Anthony Koutsos, Black Lab bassist Geoff Stanfield, and erstwhile American Music Club drummer Tim Mooney. Their debut LP, Ghosts of the Great Highway, appeared to wide critical acclaim in late 2003, and Kozelek assembled a new touring band to support its release, spending the better part of 2004 on the road. He also continued his film career, again playing a fictional musician in the 2005 big-screen adaptation of Steve Martin's comedic novella -Shopgirl. That summer, Kozelek joined with Low's Alan Sparhawk in the classic-rock cover band the Retribution Gospel Choir, issuing a tour-only EP in advance of the second Sun Kil Moon album, the much maligned Tiny Cities, a collection of covers by indie rock band Modest Mouse. The album was the first released on Kozelek's own Caldo Verde label. April, featuring guest vocals from Will Oldham and Ben Gibbard, followed in 2008. Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide. Please note venue change, original tickets valid.

  • BLACK LUNGS (feat Wade from Alexisonfire) plus The Loyalties

    Audio, 7pm Early show!, 7.50

    Saturday, August 30th, 2008

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    BLACK LUNGS (feat Wade from Alexisonfire) plus The Loyalties

    Inspired by such wide-ranging influences as folk, punk, classical, soul and country, Black Lungs crafts fiercely literate lyrics and strikingly uncomplicated melodies with a raw intensity that comes from the heart and hits the listener point blank in the chest. Black Lungs architect, Wade MacNeil, is no stranger to the music scene. In addition to extensive touring all over the world, MacNeil has earned a #1 debut on the Top 200 Soundscan, 2 Platinum records, 1 Gold record, and a JUNO for New Group of the Year as vocalist and guitarist of Alexisonfire.

  • STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS plus Maths Class

    Komedia, 8pm, 13.50

    Sunday, August 24th, 2008

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    STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS plus Maths Class

    Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus comes to Brighton backed by The Jicks in support of his fourth solo album. A one off show not to be missed!

  • ONE NIGHT ONLY plus Hold Fire

    Concorde 2, 8pm, 11

    Thursday, August 21st, 2008

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    ONE NIGHT ONLY plus Hold Fire

    Exclusive Reading festival warm up from the Yorkshire indie pop quintet. Their new single 'You & Me' is out on 14th July which follows their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Started A Fire'. Tickets will sell fast for this one!

  • *SOLD OUT!* ELLIOT MINOR plus The Days

    Concorde 2, 7pm, 10

    Friday, July 18th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* ELLIOT MINOR plus The Days

    Elliot Minor make a triumphant return to C2 after scoring a top ten with their self titled debut album! The York quintet come to Brighton as part of the seaside 'Skimpies And Aviators Tour'. Tickets on sale now!

  • JOSE VANDERS plus Charlot Webster

    Komedia Studio Bar, 8pm, 6

    Sunday, July 6th, 2008

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    JOSE VANDERS plus Charlot Webster

    Blackheath songwriter Jose Vanders comes to Brighton on her debut UK tour. Jose presents a show on BBC3 and is one of the most tipped artists of 2008. Go check our her acoustic/pop sensibilities over at www.myspace.com/vandersmusic!

  • THOSE DANCING DAYS plus John & Jehn and BangBangBang!

    Audio, 8pm, 7

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

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    THOSE DANCING DAYS plus John & Jehn and BangBangBang!

    Sweet as apple-pie pop, from Stockholm high school girls, led by a pounding Hammond organ. These four tracks emulate some of the true twee pop greats such as Bis and Girlfrendo. Those Dancing Days, the northern soul inspired song which the band are named after, could easily fit onto the soundtrack of Austin Powers. Hitten, possibly the bands signature tune is a fizzy pop number which will have you singing along instantly. If this band are not the next big thing I am willing to bet my life savings that one of the members of this group will feature on a Top Twenty selling Swedish album within the next five years. (Nick Levine - It's A Trap)

  • THE WEDDING PRESENT plus Dawn Landes

    Corn Exchange, 7.30pm, 14.50

    Friday, May 30th, 2008

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    THE WEDDING PRESENT plus Dawn Landes

    The Wedding Present play an exclusive one off show in Brighton to celebrate the launch of their brand new album "El Rey" released on 19th May 2008. This is the band's first new record in three years and a welcome return to Brighton since their sold out show in 2005. We're really excited about this show, it's going to be pretty special..! Tickets on sale now from The Dome Box Office, Rounder, Resident, seetickets.com and ticketweb.co.uk

  • *SOLD OUT! * MGMT plus Florence & The Machine

    Digital, 8pm, 10

    Monday, May 19th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT! * MGMT plus Florence & The Machine

    MGMT return to the UK in May for their biggest UK headline tour so far. They'll be building on the critical acclaim that has met their brilliant debut single Time To Pretend and the staggering album Oracular Spectacular. Oracular Spectacular, out now, is set to be one of the albums of the year. Ambitious and epic, its a sonic adventure. MGMT are a band not afraid to take chances and as a result have made something that sounds like little else. Its colourful, alive and forward thinking.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE Europe's Leading New Music Festival

    Various Venues, Brighton, , 45 plus booking fee

    Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE  Europe's Leading New Music Festival

    We're proud to be working on the Great Escape again this year. The three day festival takes place on 15th-17th May 2008 across more than 25 of the city's leading live music venues. The line up so far includes: The Wombats, The Hold Steady, The Subways, Young Knives, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Yeasayer, Black Mountain, No Age, Tunng, Lightspeed Champion, Wild Beasts, Fujiya & Miyagi, Peter Von Poehl, School Of Language, Black Lips, White Lies, Iron and Wine, Public Service Announcers, Born Ruffians, One Night Only, Teenagers, Crystal Castles, Canterbury, Team Waterpolo, and The Black Angels. Earlybird tickets priced 45 for the weekend are on sale now from all the usual outlets...!

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Good Shoes

    Concorde 2, 7pm - Early show!, 11 adv

    Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE MACCABEES plus Good Shoes

    The Maccabees announce surprise tour of intimate venues to unveil new songs. The Maccabees ended 2007 on a high with a triumphant sold-out date at Londons Roundhouse and great acclaim for their debut album Colour It In: Artrocker made it their Album of The Year, Xfm short-listed it for their Debut Album of The Year and NME called it The best alt.pop record of 2007, no contest. Not a band to rest on their laurels, The Maccabees headed straight into the studio where they have been crafting songs for their sophomore record. The Brighton boys are eager to road-test the fruits of their labours, and as befits one of the hardest working bands around, have announced a surprise tour of venues significantly smaller than those they have grown used to playing which means a great opportunity for fans to catch The Maccabees in the sweaty confines of the Concorde2. Early Show! Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE AUTOMATIC plus Viva Machine plus Canterbury

    Audio, 7pm Early show!, 9

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE AUTOMATIC plus Viva Machine plus Canterbury

    Cardiff quartet 'The Automatic' showcase new songs on a massive UK tour club following the global success of debut album 'Not Accepted Anywhere'.

  • *SOLD OUT!* ALPHABEAT plus Frankmusik and Leon Jean-Marie

    Audio, 7pm - Early show!, 6.50 adv

    Sunday, April 20th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* ALPHABEAT plus Frankmusik and Leon Jean-Marie

    *Please note change of date, original tickets valid!* The Wonky Pop tour hits Brighton! The Danish pop sensation, Alphabeat are joined by soulful Leon Jean-Marie and Frankmusik who combine the best elements of eighties music with the commodore 64 sound chip and power pop arrangements. Early show! Over 16's welcome. ID Required.

  • *SOLD OUT! * AIDEN plus Kill Hannah

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, 12.50

    Thursday, April 10th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT! * AIDEN plus Kill Hannah

    Its been quite a ride for Seattle rockers AIDEN, who, in just two years, have gone from obscurity to gracing magazine covers, winning awards and playing arenas with their heroes. Fueled by infectious dark punk and an infamously jaw dropping live show, they have taken the world by stormnot bad for five kids from the rainy city who formed while two of them were still in high school.

  • *SOLD OUT!* THE SUBWAYS plus Johnny Foreigner

    Concorde 2, 8pm, 10

    Monday, April 7th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* THE SUBWAYS plus Johnny Foreigner

    Welwyn Garden City based trio The Subways have quickly established themselves as one of Britain's most undeniably Arse kicking will someone please turn that mutha up bands. Live they will blow your brains clear through the back of your skull and leave your body flopping around like a helpless rag doll being shaken by a very petulant child whos forgotten to take their Ritalin.

  • HOLY F**K plus Free Blood

    Digital, 8pm, 7

    Monday, April 7th, 2008

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    HOLY F**K plus Free Blood

    Hailed as one of the top 3 performances at Glastonbury Festival '07 : "Electo-pop perverts Holy Fuck make a noise as abrasive as it is awesome ... these dark disco droogs thread every sound under the sun through their electric playground of wires. They come on like the nastiest electronic band since Suicide, or like the The Fall reworking their brains with screwdrivers, or Add N to (X) playing speed metal. They're the kind of band that could hoof a hangover to kingdome come, or wring the neck of a banal main stage performance".

  • *SOLD OUT!* CITY & COLOUR plus Attack In Black

    Komedia, 8:00pm, 12.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* CITY & COLOUR plus Attack In Black

    Dallas is back in Brighton! Don't miss his amazing performance. New album Bring Me Your Love out now.

  • ARCHITECTS plus guests

    Concorde 2, 6:00pm, 7 adv

    Saturday, March 29th, 2008

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    Plus Centurion, Dead Swans, Brides and Whitemare Early show!! Don't miss out!

  • BUCK 65 plus Jon and Roy

    Komedia, 8:00pm, 8.50 adv

    Monday, March 17th, 2008

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    BUCK 65 plus Jon and Roy

    was born with the name Ricardo Terfry. My dad started calling me Buck 65 the day I was born. I don't know why. That's the truth. A lot of stories have been made up about where the name comes from, some of them by me. I've lied about it. But "where does the name come from?" is a boring question. And the truth is, I don't even know myself.

  • KID HARPOON plus Helsinki and Gloria Cycles

    Pressure Point, 8pm, 6 adv

    Saturday, March 15th, 2008

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    KID HARPOON plus Helsinki and Gloria Cycles

    Kid Harpoon is back! This show is 14 plus. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Supporting are Helsinki (Drew from Babyshambles!) and local favourites Gloria Cycles.

  • GARY NUMAN plus South Central

    Brighton Dome, 7:30 pm, 19 adv

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

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    GARY NUMAN plus South Central

    Gary Numan will be performing "Replicas" in it's entirety. It's been 20 years since Gary Numan's played Brighton. This is a special show not to be missed!

  • SANDI THOM plus Randall Brenaman plus Andy Walker

    Komedia (downstairs), 8pm, 10

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

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    SANDI THOM plus Randall Brenaman plus Andy Walker

    When your debut single is number one in seven different countries and your album goes on to sell more than 700,000 copies, you get to choose where you record the follow-up. And having made her first album on a miniscule budget in a freezing barn in Cheshire, you might think Sandi Thom would want to go a bit more upmarket this time. But Sandi tends to do things her own way, no matter how unconventional that may be. Which is why she recorded the whole of her second album, The Pink & The Lily in the basement of her flat in Tooting. I like my own surroundings, she smiles. And I like being in control. For me its about being comfortable, being able to relax and not be intimidated. In fact I probably did most of my vocals in my pyjamas Id get out of bed, make a cup of tea, go downstairs and just do it! And it was great having that freedom.

  • MUMM-RA plus OK Tokyo plus The Grams

    Barfly, 7:30 pm, 7.50 adv

    Saturday, March 8th, 2008

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    MUMM-RA plus OK Tokyo plus The Grams

    Mumm-Ra are back showcasing new material from there follow up to the very successful 2007 release, 'These Things Move In Threes'. After selling out the Concorde last year we are expecting this one to sell fast! Over 18s welcome. ID Required.

  • FINK plus Julian Velard plus Jono McCleery

    Komedia, 8pm, 9

    Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

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    FINK plus Julian Velard plus Jono McCleery

    Fink returns to him hometown after his sold out Redroaster show in October! Following the break-out "Biscuits for Breakfast" LP, Ninja Tune's Fink is back a year later with a fresh collection of heart-pounding, road-tested songs. "Distance and Time" is an evolution for Fink - created from hundreds of shows worth of experience, travel, thought, and performance. The album has been produced by Andy Barlow (Lamb) and sees Fink accompanied by collaborators Guy Whittaker on bass and Tim Thornton on drums - a band who know exactly what they're doing.

  • *SOLD OUT!* MGMT plus Virgin Passages

    Pressure Point, 8pm, 6

    Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* MGMT plus Virgin Passages

    New Yorks MGMT are definately ones to watch in 2008! Championed at CMJ festival, loved by the NME and generally brilliant. They will also be releasing there debut record through Columbia Records.

  • SET YOUR GOALS plus Dave House and Chaos Days

    Pressure Point, 8pm, 7

    Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

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    SET YOUR GOALS plus Dave House and Chaos Days

    Following in the footsteps of LIFETIME, GORILLA BISCUITS, and SAVES THE DAY, SET YOUR GOALS espouse a brand of positive hardcore punk that has sadly been absent in the music scene in recent years. Recognized as one of the 100 bands you need to know in 2006 by Alternative Press, the band has already gained both respect from critics and ardent fans in their relatively brief career. The band formed in early 2004, as an outlet to play the type of music they loved listening to. From there it grew into what it is now- a dedicated group of guys that have honed their songwriting abilities and are constantly on tour. The band has even persevered and stayed positive despite the theft of their trailer and the rebuilding of their vans transmission (four times). Over 14s welcome.

  • ELLIOT MINOR plus The Electric City

    Concorde 2, 7pm - Elliot Minor on stage at 8:30pm, 10 adv

    Friday, February 29th, 2008

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    ELLIOT MINOR plus The Electric City

    Elliot Minor is a five-piece from York whose music is an explosive collision of Rock and Classical. The music is daring and unafraidRacing pianos, driving guitars, sweeping violins and crashing cymbals harmonize in a symphony of sound, evoking the stories and emotions of frontman, Alex Davies. The songs are arranged around Elliot, the bands piano, and they are rich with minor and dissonant chords, hence the name, Elliot Minor.

  • The Ghost Of A Thousand + The Plight + Blackhole + Hexes

    Freebutt, 7.30pm, 7

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

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    The Ghost Of A Thousand + The Plight + Blackhole + Hexes

    Brighton hardcore heroes return for a show at the newly reopened Freebutt with a great line up!

  • MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA plus Anathallo plus Telegraphs

    Pressure Point, 8pm, 8 adv

    Monday, February 18th, 2008

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    MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA plus Anathallo plus Telegraphs

    The Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra is a constantly changing line-up of musicians who enjoy creating captivating music, and an unforgettable live show. In just a few months time, the tightly-knit musical force has emerged as one of the most mesmerizing and dynamic young bands in the region, embracing the sweeping, melodic, emotional territory mined by such seminal artists as Dismemberment Plan, Grandaddy and The Weakerthans.

  • THE MISERABLE RICH + Alice & The Majesty + Sharon Lewis

    Komedia Studio Bar, 8pm, 5

    Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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    THE MISERABLE RICH + Alice & The Majesty + Sharon Lewis

    Alice McLaughlin writes and sings magnificent, soulful pop, tinged with blues and folk, evoking the fierce and the fragile and crossing mainstream appeal with leftfield spirit. Passion and spontaneity are at the heart of her lyrics and music. Alice lives a simple, no frills life in north Londons canal boat community, where she recorded many demos on her narrowboat.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER + Restlesslist + Eamon

    Digital, 8pm, 12.50

    Friday, February 1st, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER + Restlesslist  + Eamon

    A second Brighton British Sea Power date added due to popular demand! This is being run as an end of tour party for the band and all ticket holders gain free entry to the indie/rock n roll night (Stone Love) that will follow the gig. Tickets on sale now!

  • *SOLD OUT!* ONE NIGHT ONLY plus Nick Harrison and Cass Lowe

    Audio, 7pm Early show!, 7.50

    Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* ONE NIGHT ONLY plus Nick Harrison and Cass Lowe

    Every great band needs its thunderbolt. Y'know, the charismatic rock god guy who joins the band, sacks the crap drummer, brings in a new keyboardist, writes most of their huge hit songs, insists on playing all the guitars and singing and transforms them into a globe slam-dunking rock Atlas. Oasis had Noel. The Clash had Strummer. And One Night Only have George Craig. Shaggy of hair, snarly of lip and with the indie god gene throbbing deep in his marrow, George joined what was, in 2003, a not-entirely-hopeful Beatles covers act from Helmsley, North Yorkshire, made up of older schoolfriends from his secondary school. He insisted on playing guitar and singing. He began writing most of their best songs. He brought in a new keyboard player. Drummer Sam Ford, presumably spotting a pattern emerging here, must have feared a putsch on his stool but was thankfully deemed good enough to survive. Over 16s welcome.

  • *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER + These New Puritans + Eamon

    Komedia, 8pm, 12.50 adv

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

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    *SOLD OUT!* BRITISH SEA POWER + These New Puritans + Eamon

    British Sea Power are back! This time in support of their new album "Do You Like Rock Music?" Don't miss them at Komedia!!

  • MEG BAIRD (Espers) plus Sharon Van Etten and birdengine

    Redroaster, 8pm, 8

    Saturday, January 26th, 2008

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    MEG BAIRD (Espers) plus Sharon Van Etten and birdengine

    In her own words... I am one of founding members and primary songwriters in Espers. I was suggested to, then recruited by Brooke based on the Baird Sisters work, and for a general reputation for being "folky" (not really a compliment from the peers who connected us). It isn't untrue that once together we spent a great deal of time in candlelight over wooden floors listening for breaks from city noise to hit record again.

  • REDSTRIPE MUSIC AWARD

    The Providence, 8pm, 2 on the door

    Friday, January 25th, 2008

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    REDSTRIPE MUSIC AWARD

    A national showcase with many great prizes up for grabs including festival slots and a tour van for the winners of the London finale. The Brighton show includes four hotly tipped local bands including My Federation, Laser Crabs, Sheeva and Welfare Mothers. Over 18s welcome.